Do you have any idea on what are the types of proxy servers? Are you itching to know? But before we get there let us first define a proxy server.
A proxy server performs a unique job that serves as a gate between you as an end user and the internet. It provides you the security, functionality, and privacy that you need. The cache of a proxy server can work for all the users. Internets sites that are accessed by the user are probably to be in the proxy’s cache or local cache. If a user wants to access the site once again, the proxy server would be looking in its local cache and returns the page to the user without requesting permission from the internet thus increasing the response time. This is a brief explanation of a proxy server and how it works. Now, here are its types:
Open Proxy Server
A proxy server is a server that can be accessed anyone who uses the internet. This kind of proxy server is helpful to those who want to conceal the user’s identity as IP address are also hidden from several servers that request from the proxy server. But the proxy server permits users that belong only to a specified group.
The open proxy server has two subtypes, namely anonymous proxy and transparent proxy.
Anonymous Proxy Server – It leaves the serves identity open. However, still, the IP address is still not revealed. This type of server is always open and accessible to all the users and helpful. Helpful in a way that it would conceal the IP address that the users have access.
Transparent Proxy Server – Same with the anonymous proxy with the help of HTTP headers. The prime advantage of having this kind of server is that websites that you have accessed can be cached.
A proxy server is a type of proxy server that controls the users’ request to a suitable and fitting server. It generates the smooth flowing of the internet within the interaction of the server and the client. This is done by the reverse proxy by giving further control thus maintain balance and efficient flow.
The uses of the Reverse Proxy include:
- It boosts the performance of your web. The reverse does this by caching the most in-demand content. Reducing data traffic and promoting the free flow of client and server interaction.
- It can be a distributor of requests to a certain group of servers that would prevent data traffic. Requests go through the reverse proxy first then the proxy divides the request to the suitable server to increase the flow of data or content to prohibit server overload and data traffic.
- As the requests go through the reverse proxy first, requests by the users are protected by the server by concealing their identity before going to the servers. It prevents security attacks by concealed. It also guarantees that the users access several servers.
These are the two types of proxy server each having its terminology and function. Now, you have an idea of the types of the proxy server and their difference.