About Web Proxies
Web proxies provide a quick and easy way to change your IP address while surfing the Internet. Web proxies are extremely portable as they do not require the installation of additional software or modification to computer networking settings. They are used like a search engine, except that you enter a website address instead of a search query into a form, and web proxies return webpages rather than search results. The sites you visit through the proxy see an IP address belonging to the proxy rather than your IP address.
Web Proxy Features
Web proxies vary a great deal in features and functionality. The best web proxies offer SSL security, which encrypts communications between the user and the proxy. A beneficial side effect of SSL is the ability to bypass censorship restrictions in countries which restrict access to websites. Web proxies also afford some additional options which are unique to this type of proxy, including User Agent masking, cookie management, and advertisement removal.