How To Install A Simple And Anonymous HTTP Proxy Server

Article By: tapish01 Ranjan

BIP MD-KB Knowledge Base Community Author

The main benefits of using using 3Proxy over some other proxy servers is that it's small/simple/popular and supports HTTP/SOCK4.

It's very simple to install and configure and is not difficult like other servers such as Squid for example.

The following steps will show you how to install 3Proxy on your BIP media server.

1. Installation A Proxy Server

yum -y install 3proxy

2. Add To autorun

chkconfig 3proxy on

3. Edit Configuration File

Create file /etc/3proxy.cfg with text:

timeouts 1 5 30 60 180 1800 15 60
users alex:CL:blahblah23	# change it: 
users nick:CL:b1pmed1a		# set your user and password
auth strong
allow *
internal       # change it: set your server IP
proxy -n -a

You just need to change few lines:
  • users and passwords
  • In this case we have two users: "alex" with password "blahblah23" and "nick" with password "b1pmed1a"
    Note: user's password store in plain text!
  • internal IP
  • Set your server IP
  • port
  • By default, 3proxy binds on port 3128.

4. Run It:

service 3proxy start

5. Last Steps:

Open you browser settings in tab "Proxy" and set:
Port: 3128

Type URL, after type user/password and enjoy surfing!

Note: to ensure that you are actually anonymous you can use a service like to see if your IP has changed.

If you have any questions simply leave a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you.

Happy anonymous surfing!

HTTP Proxy Server BIP media VPS If you want to have simple and anonymous HTTP proxy server on your dedicate server / VPS as fast as possible the easiest way is to use "3proxy".

You can use every proxy as a standalone program (socks, proxy, tcppm, udppm, pop3p) or use combined program (3proxy). Combined proxy additionally supports features like access control, bandwidth limiting, limiting daily/weekly/monthly traffic amount, proxy chaining, log rotation, syslog and ODBC logging, etc.


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