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One of the necessities of the modern digital lifestyle is protecting your privacy online. Just as you would lock your home’s doors and windows, you also need to guard your digital information and identity.

The protocol used for the majority of web communication is the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). You can quickly tell if you are using this protocol by examining your browser’s address bar and noticing the http:// or https:// at the URL’s start. Today, most websites use the secure version of the HTTP protocol by default, which the https represents.

While HTTP Secure provides a decent level of encryption to enhance security, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Even a secure HTTPS connection can still leak your private details. Learn how to further protect yourself online with HTTP proxies with this handy guide.

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Using a Proxy To Protect Your Identity

When it comes to your personal information, you should never take any chances. Most people are surprised to learn how much of their private data is exposed through HTTPS connections. Details such as browser version, operating system, ISP, and physical location can be leaked by simply visiting a website.

An HTTP proxy can plug the holes in personal privacy when browsing the internet. A proxy is an intermediary between your device and any host or service. HTTP proxies play a prominent role in your protection online since they relay data between your computer and the website you visit.

How a Proxy Offers Superior Security

It’s helpful to see how a proxy operates compared to a regular unprotected connection to understand how it enhances your security online.

With an HTTP proxy, the website will no longer see your device details, but it will see the proxy, preserving your privacy. Consider the following diagram of a typical HTTP connection:

The example above is a simplified representation of a regular HTTP connection with three elements: the client (you), your internet service provider (ISP), and the website you are viewing (host). In a typical HTTP session, data continuously flows between the client and host.

Notice that in this scenario, vital data is exposed. Information, such as the details of your machine and location data ascertained from your IP address and ISP, remains unprotected. The host and any other third-parties observers can see these details.

Connection protected by an HTTP proxy.

Now, let’s take a look at a connection protected by an HTTP proxy.

Here, we can see that the proxy acts effectively as a shield between you and the host. Identifying details such as your browser, device, and IP address are concealed. Additionally, the location information derived from your IP address and ISP are hidden and replaced by those from the proxy. By utilizing an HTTP proxy, you can remain anonymously protected online without worrying about data leakage.

Why High-Quality Proxy Pools Are Crucial

As the old proverb says, ‘A worker is only as good as their tools.’ Likewise, your security and overall experience are only as good as the proxies you’re using. If the proxy you connect through is slow, sluggish, and unreliable, your browsing experience will suffer. Sometimes, when deciding on a proxy service, we neglect the importance of location in the overall performance.

Considering that all traffic between you and the web host must pass through the proxy, its location can significantly affect latency and possibly packet loss. A proxy’s location may also be a critical factor depending on the type of work— such as unblocking a service or demographic data analysis. Therefore, you want a proxy provider with a large pool of proxy servers in various locales to serve a range of needs.

At IPRoyal, we understand the incredible benefit that a fast, stable proxy provides. Whether you’re looking to protect your family’s browsing or need to improve your corporate security, we have a vast range of proxies to choose from.

With our revolutionary proxy dashboard at your fingertips, you can change IP addresses and proxy locations with one click. With servers in so many locations, you will never need to hunt for a fast and reliable proxy in your preferred area. Check out our complete list of proxy regions to find the right fit for you.

Additionally, our proxies allow for HTTP and SOCKS5 connections. Whether you are accessing web content or trying to stream behind a firewall, we have you covered with the perfect proxy for your needs.

Get in touch with our friendly support staff to see how we can provide you a premium proxy without the premium price. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. At IPRoyal, your security is our priority.

FAQ
HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol and is primarily used for website communication. If you view a web page in a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you are likely using HTTP.
HTTPS is the secure encryption extension to HTTP and was typically used for online shopping and banking websites for being widely adopted for all websites in recent years.
SOCKS5 stands for SOCKet Secure 5th generation. SOCKS5 is a packet-based protocol that offers several advantages over HTTP, such as better error correction and more robust throughput. SOCKS5 is ideal for heavy usage applications such as streaming for large file transfers.
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