Posted by Vectro 13 Sep 2010

Glype has a setting which allows you to limit its load on the server. This is crucial to preventing your proxy from eating up server resources. When the load limit is reached, Glype stops serving new requests. After some time goes by and the load drops, it begins serving requests again. Continue reading “How to Limit Glype’s Maximum CPU Load” »

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Posted by Vectro 31 Aug 2010

Traffic to your proxy website from certain countries can overload the hosting server. Other times, certain countries simply do not generate enough revenue or ad clicks. Others have a particularly high rate of fraud. There may even be other reasons, depending on the situation. Blocking countries from accessing a proxy site is an issue that often comes up in the business. The most common seem to be China and Iran followed by Afghanistan. There are some who prefer not to add these restrictions, while others feel it is necessary. Continue reading “Block Countries from Your Proxy Site” »

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Posted by Vectro 22 Aug 2010

Some Glype sites are configured to store cached pages, cookies and logs. If you have any of those 3 features enabled, it is a good idea to change the location of your Glype temporary directory to prevent against possible hacking. To do this, edit your includes/settings.php file and find this line: Continue reading “Change tmp Directory in Glype for Security” »

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Posted by Vectro 18 Jul 2010

If you are comfortable modifying code, here is a quick cut-and-paste code tweak for PHProxy which logs the sites your users visit. This can come in handy to track misuse and block users which is important for keeping your script under control. It is usually a good idea to backup your index.php file before making any changes to it. Continue reading “How to Log PHPRoxy Users” »

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Posted by Vectro 3 Jul 2010

When someone hotlinks your proxy pages, it can eat precious bandwidth which costs money. This occurs when a user browses to a page via your web proxy, then copies the proxied URL and pastes it on a web page or forum. Continue reading “Prevent Hotlinking From Your Proxy Website and Save Bandwidth” »

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Posted by Vectro 21 Jun 2010

40 countries engage in Internet Censorship. They restrict access to many popular web sites which people in free countries can visit at any time and take for granted. Continue reading “Oppressive Countries Block Web Sites” »

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Posted by Vectro 3 Apr 2010

Unblocking Facebook is not as straight forward as it may seem when using a web-based proxy. There are a few factors which come into play. Two issues are the software being used and if JavaScript is available. Continue reading “How To Find a Proxy To Unblock Facebook” »

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Posted by Vectro 26 Feb 2010

Some people try to access YouTube using a proxy just find that it doesn’t work. This is common. Web based proxies need to have a flash player built in which Continue reading “Why Doesn’t YouTube Work on Many Web Proxies?” »

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Posted by Vectro 21 Feb 2010

Many webmasters, even experienced ones, sometimes like to hide behind proxies when submitting their content to social bookmarking sites. This is not even done to reach the first page, but Continue reading “Don’t Use Proxies To Do SEO” »

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Posted by Vectro 21 Feb 2010

OpenSSH users on Linux machines can connect to their shell account to open a secure connection, then use it to tunnel their web browser and other applications for security. This Continue reading “Howto Use Your Shell Account to Tunnel Your Web Browsing (Linux Users)” »

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