An HTTP Proxy Server is a piece of software running on a remote server that accepts requests from other computers using the HTTP protocol (Mainly Web browsers) and forwards those requests to specified servers anywhere on your network or the Internet. Depending on the response from the specified server the proxy server will forward the response back to you. To speed things up though it might already have a cached version of the data and could forward the cached response to save time.
To use one of the proxy servers listed on this page add one of the IP addresses listed below, along with the port number listed beside it, into your computer's configuration. If you are using the Windows operating system, both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, possibly other browsers, can use these proxies by entering the configuration information into the "Internet Options" window. You do this by selecting the "Connections" tab, pressing the "LAN settings" button and entering the IP and port in the Proxy Server box. "Internet Options" can be accessed from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer or, more directly, from the "Control Panel".