This tutorial shows you how to set up your own web proxy on Ubuntu 16.04. A web proxy is a website where a user enters a specific URL to unblock website. There are a multitude of web proxy scripts that can be used to set up your own web proxy. Glype and PHP-Proxy will be used in this tutorial. Glype is a very popular web proxy script and PHP-Proxy is a good alternative. You can choose one of them. In my test, PHP-Proxy is faster and works better with popular websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, because it’s being actively updated. We will see how to set them up with Apache/Nginx and enable HTTPS with Let’s Encrypt.
To follow this tutorial, you will need:
– A VPS that can access blocked websites freely (Outside of your country or Internet filtering system) and a domain name.
– Install a web server and PHP
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