Sometimes when you are browsing you need to become anonymous or with other words to open a certain site without leaving a direct trace (your real IP) in that website’s log files. Then you go to an Anonymous Web Proxy site and open the needed URL safer and without worries and that is why the web-based proxies are becoming more and more popular these days. With a good web proxy you now only can hide your real IP address, but also can redirect all the traffic over a secure HTTPS connection, block client side scripts or cookies and even encode an URL so that is stops being blocked because of containing a blocked word. If you are browsing the web from school, university or even at work and you are being denied to open websites containing words such as SEX, PORN, ADULT or downloading files with EXE, RAR, ZIP extensions you can sometimes bypass these limitations with the help of a web anonymizer. And now place yourself on the other side – the one making the service offering the web based proxy, you can quickly and easily get such site up and running with the help of some absolutely free scripts. This way the only thing left is to attract visitors and start getting some revenue from this useful service by adding some type of ads that the people using the free web proxy service will see. Now lets get back to the web proxy scripts and look at some of the most popular ones that you can use…

1. phpMyProxy


phpMyProxy is a free, light and powerful php-based proxy script. The script is free and released under a GNU GPL Version 3, so you’re pretty much free to use, share, modify, redistribute, etc. The proxy script is fast and secure, requires a little server resource, encodes web address, supports Gzip Compression to save bandwidth, works with HTTPS (Secure HTTP) connections and provides very easy customization (language translation and template modification). phpMyProxy script requires PHP 4.0.2 or higher with cURL installed and session support.

Download phpMyProxy Script(official website)

2. Glype Proxy


Glype proxy script is a free-to-use, web-based proxy script written in PHP. Similar to a typical proxy server, a web-proxy script downloads requested web pages and files and forwards them back to the user. The service is provided by a web page itself, which allows instant access to the proxy without editing your browser connection settings. Web proxies are commonly used for anonymous browsing and bypassing censorship restrictions. There is a huge market for these sites and glype proxy allows webmasters to quickly and easily set up their own proxy sites. The glype proxy script requires PHP5 (or greater) with cURL enabled.

Download Glype Proxy Script(official website)

3. CGIProxy 2.1 beta 19


CGIProxy is a CGI script that acts as an HTTP or FTP proxy. Through it, you can retrieve any resource that is accessible from the server it runs on. This is useful when your own access is limited, but you can reach a server that in turn can reach others that you can’t. In addition, the user is kept as anonymous as possible from any servers. Common uses include: anonymous proxies similar to The Anonymizer, other personal uses, VPN-like functionality, and others. It’s very simple to install, and very configurable. When an HTML resource is retrieved, it’s modified so that all links in it point back through the same proxy, including images, form submissions, and everything else. Once you’re using the proxy, you can browse normally and (almost) forget it’s there. Configurable options include text-only support (to save bandwidth), selective cookie and script removal, simple ad filtering, access restriction by server, custom encoding of target URLs and cookies, and more – there are more than 50 options so far. The script can run under mod_perl unchanged and requires Perl 5.6.1 or later.

Download CGIProxy 2.1 beta 19(official website)

4. Zelune Proxy


Zelune is a free web proxy script claiming to be the worlds fastest web proxy script. The script is PHP based and also requires a MySQL database in order to operate. It is easy to install and customize so you can have it up and running in just a few minutes.

Download Zelune Proxy Script(official website)

5. Surrogafier


Surrogafier is an easy to install three tier web proxy written in PHP. Features include the ability to remove cookies, the HTTP referrer field, the HTTP user-agent field, scripts on the page, and objects, altering the user-agent string to whatever you please, and tunneling your proxied traffic through a second proxy. If there is a second public install of this script, two standard proxies could be used, one entered in the proxy settings of your browser, and one entered into the publicly installed web proxy, to create a connection being passed between three separate proxy servers before hitting the final destination. AJAX applications might have problems with Surrogafier! Currently, SSL/TLS is supported through just entering a URL in the field (for opening secure web pages).

Download Surrogafier 1.0-rc3 Script(official website)

If you are not making an information blog containing mostly text articles, but instead you want to make a blog where you want to show the digital photographs you make or a so called photo blog you need to go for a specialized type of themes. These WordPress themes are specially optimized to show a lot of big images and a little text and the visitor should be able to easily navigate and look trough your gallery or portfolio of images taken and published so far. You can decide to use a more art oriented theme with abstract look and feel or to bet on a straightforward approach and focus on the pictures you publish. Either way here is a list of five good WordPress templates that are designed to be used for photo blogs that are a good start…

1. AutoFocus PhotoBlog Theme


AutoFocus is a free WordPress theme specifically designed for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online. If offers a clean and straightforward navigation with image on mouse over descriptions and when you open an image (post) you can also write a long text as in a normal information oriented blog. AutoFocus is a derivative of Futurosity Aperio Prototype by Robert Ellis.

Download AutoFocus PhotoBlog WordPress Theme

2. F8 Lite PhotoBlog Theme


F8 Lite is a free WordPress theme suitable to be used for a photography & multimedia portfolio blog. The theme is SEO optimized, iPhone compatible, has grid-based css, offers built-in Galleria support, slideshow-enabled, with built-in multimedia support, auto or manual thumbnail control, Gravatars, plus much, much more. There is also a bit improved F8 (non-lite) version of the theme, but it is not being offered for free as the lite version.

Download F8 Lite PhotoBlog WordPress Theme

3. Ocular Professor PhotoBlog Theme


Ocular Professor is a clean, simple, widget ready theme designed for WordPress-powered photoblogs that features large images, gallery support, and threaded comments. The latest version is designed for WordPress 2.7, but the theme is still backwards compatible with WP 2.5+, only the comment formatting will be slightly different for pre 2.7 versions. Ocular Professor was featured in The Best WordPress Themes of 2008.

Download Ocular Professor PhotoBlog WordPress Theme

4. Nishita PhotoBlog Theme


Nishita is a simple, elegant styled PhotoBlog theme for WordPress. It offers a clean and simple interface where the main focus is on the image along with a very short description. Nishita also has an easy and very intuitive navigation in the bottom right end of the page that allows you to quickly browse over all the published photos.

Download Nishita PhotoBlog WordPress Theme

5. Monotone PhotoBlog Theme


Monotone is another photo blogging theme for WordPress. The most interesting and noticeable thing in this theme is that colors of the theme change in order to match the photo being currently displayed. This way your blog will always change according to the content you publish in it and the visitors won’t get bored.

Download Monotone PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


Backlinks is the name of the incoming links you get to your website from other sites. In the search engine optimization world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page. Google for example uses the backlinks for a given website in order to decide on it’s popularity and when calculating a Page Rank (PR), thus in general more backlinks mean that your website will get a higher rating. Especially when talking about Google and their PR you should consider that there are different types of backlinks each of which has different weight. Having fewer backlinks from higher rated and popular websites my give you an advantage over a lots of backlinks from new and not popular websites. Sometimes backlinks are also called incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, but they all refer to the same thing it is just that the term backlinks became the most popular probably thanks to Google.

And since it is quite hard to start getting good backlinks if you recently started a new blog we give you the opportunity to easily get a free backlink here. Just post a link to your blog in the comments for this topic along with a short description and it will be added in the post. We reserve the right not to include some websites if we decide they are not suitable for that! You are also welcome to link to this page on your blog, but you are not required, just have in mind that by linking to this page the backlink you get will be more helpful to you… ;)

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