Q&A: Exactly how does a proxy website work?
Question by Enoma: Exactly how does a proxy website work?
Meaning, if I find a proxy for something like Deviant Art, what does that allow me to do?
Answer by optimus
The web browser sees a website (proxy) as unblocked, so allows you to access it. When you use the proxy, it loads data from DeviantArt because wherever the proxy is hosted, it has access to everything. Then it packs up the data in its own website to make it look legit, and sends it to you.
It’s very complex, and that’s why sites like DeviantArt don’t work too hot on web proxies.
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