Hey guys, I just wanted to share the way I created my web proxy http://megavideoproxy.co.cc
It's quite simple really.
Why would I need a proxy of my own?
Public proxies are often clogged with thousands of users, reducing their speed and effectiveness. If you make your own proxy and you can have it all to yourself if you wish, or profit off it with Adsense.
What is the purpose of making your own web proxy?
That's up to you! Maybe your workplace or school has a content filter that blocks all the good websitesm or perhaps you just want some privacy when you’re browsing at work! Maybe the site you are trying to visit blocks IP ranges from your country, who knows! Or maybe you just want a website with easy to get traffic.
Is this proxy safe for doing….things….that require security and anonymity?
No, this web proxy setup is for simple circumvention of corporate filters so you can play games and look at things that are otherwise blocked. Because you are setting the web host up yourself, it is not secure for doing anything that is illegal in your country. So sorry.
You got me hooked... How long will this take?
Not very long, assuming you’re not an idiot and can follow simple directions.
Okay, let’s get started. The proxy we are going to make utilizes a PHP script, so we are going to need a free (or paid which is an option for people who want traffic on their website) web host that allows PHP. There are loads to choose from, but the one I usually recommend is 000webhost.com. They have a simple interface, easy to remember domains, and more than enough bandwidth for simple browsing. Click “sign up” and choose a free subdomain that will be easy for you to remember. This is the URL you are going to visit whenever you need to use your web-based proxy.
Plenty of bandwidth and all the features you should need for this.
Once you’re all signed up, go to your main control panel on 000WebHost’s site. Scroll down until you find the necessary information to access your account via FTP. It should look like this:
Take note of this information, and be sure you are prepared to upload some files to your site with an FTP program. You can use the one built into most Windows and Linux operating systems, but I recommend FileZilla. It’s free, easy, and one of the best.
Now that we have web hosting, we need a proxy script to upload to the host. Go to:
And download the latest version of Glype, a PHP proxy script. After unzipping the download, you will have an “extras” folder, an “upload” folder, and a few text files. At this point, there are a multitude of modifications you can make to your proxy before uploading to the host. If you know any PHP or HTML, you can edit the files within these folders for your own liking. There is a community out there dedicated to customizing the Glype proxy, so visit their forums for more information. For the purpose of this guide, we are going to make it easy and just not touch the files within.
Open the “INSTALL.txt” file in the folder you just unzipped. The reason Glype is so popular is because the install instruction(s) are simple: “Upload the contents of the /upload/ folder to your server.” That’s it! Use the FTP information you took note of earlier and transfer the folder to the root of your host. If you prefer, you can upload the admin.php script from the “extras” folder to the root of your proxy’s web host folder. This is optional and allows for more customization such as blocking people out.
Ready to use your proxy? Hopefully you remember the subdomain you selected earlier. If you have uploaded all the files correctly, entering that URL into your browser should bring you to a site that looks something like this:
Glype's probably the best proxy script to use, IMO and it's definitely the simplest to install.
That site has a load of glype themes because the normal Glype UI is boring and bland. It's also got the words Glype Proxy in it. This means any programme like Impero will detect the text and block the website, because it's a proxy and could potentially be used to circumvent their filtering. Here you can find Adsense templates to use for monitization!
Also a lot of web hosts only support PHP 4 and not PHP 5.
1And1 is one of those web hosts and their guide is basic and easy to follow. Just open up the HTAccess file in Notepad and edit it as the guide says.