A lot of surfers who use Proxy Servers frequently complain that they do not work at their school/office computers because their Web proxies are blocked by the system administrator.
A way of circumventing this is to make your own proxy server. Your proxy server should be hosted by a Web hosting service provider that maintains CGI or PHP at no additional fees.
Before you begin, you have to download a copy of cgiproxy and phpproxy.
To set up cgiproxy, your web hoster should be cgi enabled. Some free hosters do not provide cgi. A little set of preinstalled scripts will also be helpful. You should see to it that the hoster is enabled before you begin installing.
Afterwards, download cgiproxy and unload it to a local directory. Once you have opened the file, you can modify a lot of settings. For instance, you could set up the script in a manner where it would only enable text to go through the proxy and no image will be displayed.
Flick through the file. Change the options and save the new file. Next, upload the script to the directory of your cgi.
If you open your browser, you can then surf the net anonymously. To validate that you really are anonymous while browsing, open a website like whatismyip.com and try to see if the IP is same with the installed server script and not the IP of your computer. In this case, you have done it right and can browse the net without worrying about your privacy.
To set up phpproxy, you must first download it. Next, unload it to a home index in the hard drive. What you should do next is to upload the script to your webspace. Afterwards, open the new URL and check if it’s doing right.
Some filters might forbid files that contain ‘proxy’ in the filename. To stay away from these kind of filters, you need to rename your file.
When you open your script, just enter the IP of your client to ascertain that it is your client alone who will be able to hook up or could append a .htaccess file to the directory. This will oblige all else who desire to begin the script to type in a username and a password.