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What is a proxy server?

A proxy server acts as an intermediary between users and web pages; proxies mask your IP address so websites see information of the proxy instead of their own.
A proxy server is a system that acts as an intermediary between end-users and the web pages they visit online.
Proxies mask your IP address so the websites you visit can't see your original IP address and instead see the information of the proxy server. This provides a layer of security and anonymity when accessing the internet which is useful for a range of purposes.
Using a proxy server can also allow you to appear as if you were in a different location or country to the websites you visit which can also help unblock geo-restricted content.