You can run a full-fledged private proxy server in minutes. It is a good idea to do this when you want to access websites that are blocked in your country or that you cannot access from work because of content restrictions. We have done the hard work for you and provided a step-by-step guide on how to set up private proxies.
The Best Guide to Setting up a Private Proxy Server
Setting up a private proxy server is easy. There are basically 3 steps you need to follow.
1) Find a Secure Server
One of the most important things is to find a secure server. A private VPN is generally considered as an extra layer so you need it to provide cover, not totally hide your activities from ISP or anyone else who might want to access your internet.
Private proxy servers are usually free proxies however there are paid places available. If it is a paid place, there will be additional features like dedicated IPs and more servers to choose from. Either way, you know if the source is legit or not because people never put their real email addresses in such places (only fake websites do this).
2) Setting up Your VPN Connection
Once you find a good server, it is time to connect. The first thing you need to do is download the software on your computer. It will take around 20 minutes or longer if it downloads automatically but be patient because I am sure that the first attempt was not successful for some reason though unlikely. Once the software has been downloaded, you will need to choose your country’s location. Make sure it is one that will support private proxies so for example if you are in the U.S., pick the United States because there are fewer restrictions compared with other locations like China or Turkey.
3) Connect with VPN
Once you have chosen your location and the software is set up, you need to open up the program. It should automatically detect your connection automatically because it knows if one of the servers block specific connections or not upon control panel arrival (one thing I liked about ExpressVPN).
Now that everything has been set correctly, you have two options. You may either connect with open website or use a specific IP address. The latter is often faster but it will not be useful in most countries where they block VPN connections via the internet so I only recommend trying out this option if possible to check results without being restricted from accessing your desired content.
What Is VPN Or Virtual Private Network?
The term VPN is actually an acronym for Virtual Private Network which means to make your computer seems like it is directly connecting through the internet (that way, there are no files that need to be sent or received). For example, let’s say that a supercomputer called Steam had some problem with its DNS server therefore, causing it to block games you are looking forward to. If this happens, your computer connects back through the network of Steam therefore bypassing any content restrictions by attaching itself directly with supercomputer via a circuit that would normally function as an ordinary internet connection but also let traffic pass through VPN into blocked countries too.
As we have shown above, you can set up your VPN connection by downloading different programs before connecting. Note that some still require manual setup those that cannot be set until the program has downloaded. The settings here are just to show you what options are available in settings once you have downloaded the software.