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Proxy Server Definition – Its Uses , Working And Benefits


What is Proxy Server

Proxy Server is a server or web server . A proxy server may be a computer or a software . It works as server . It is an intermediate between client computer and server computer .

How it Works

It’s working is very simple . In it client computer send request to this intermediate server (proxy-server) . This intermediate server send this request to host server .

Host server or host computer response to the request and send it back to Proxy Servers . It receive this response and forward it to client computer . During this process proxyServer work as a intermediate between client computer and host computer .

Proxy Server-Definition and Working
Proxy-Server-Definition and Working

Uses & Benifits

It may exist in the same machine as a firewall server or it may be on a separate computer, which forwards requests . ProxyServers are used mostly by networks in organizations and companies according to Microsoft .


These type of servers use for many purposes such as it is used for secure data from hacking ,hack other computers , scan incoming data , hide identity of computer etc.


  • It provides facilitating access to content on the World Wide Web with hide user identity.
  • It also help improve security by filtering out some web content and malicious software.
  • It can optimize and compress the content to speed up the load time.
  • It can distribute the load to several web servers .So it may cause speed up page loading time .
  • It provides administrative control over the content .With use of proxy server user can filter content before sending on client computer . It is commonly used in both commercial and non-commercial organizations such as schools .
  • A translation proxy server is used to localize a website experience . For example when visitor type google.com in web browser and hit enter .

Web browser send request to google proxy server . It find location of visitior and provide result . Suppose if the visitor is from INDIA then results of web browser www.google.co.in .It also used to translate web page to other languages .