The purpose of both VPN (virtual private network) and proxy servers is to conceal the users identity, or to spoof a geo-location (geo-locked services such as TV streaming websites may be watched outside their country of origin).
A proxy (technically an open proxy) server is a computer that acts as an intermediary between your computer and the internet. Any traffic routed through a proxy server will appear to come from its IP address, not yours. Unlike VPN servers, proxy servers do not have to devote resources to encrypting all traffic that passes through them, and therefore can accept simultaneous connections from a great many more users (typically tens of thousands)
Virtual Private Networks create an encrypted ‘tunnel’ between your computer and the host server, with the internet traffic going in and out of the host server. Your ISP can only see that you have connected to the VPN server and nothing else – your activities, IP addresses you have visited etc. are all completely hidden from them behind a minimum of 128-bit encryption.
Smart DNS Proxy
Smart DNS Proxy allows Internet users all over the world to unblock Geo-restricted (or Geo-Blocked) websites like Netflix, Hulu, WWE Newtork, BeInSports.net, BBC and many more popular websites which contain regional-restricted content.
Some of the main advantages of using a Smart DNS Proxy service to unblock websites include:
– Minimal loss of speed. Smart DNS Proxy only needs to re-route specific information relating to your geographical location – unlike a VPN (Virtual Private Network) which needs to re-route ALL of your internet data in order for you to visit just one site.
– Very easy to use and install on ALL of your devices. You can unblock any regional blocked website from any device including your PC, Laptop, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Gaming Console, Smart Phone, Android device and most other Internet capable devices on the same IP.
– A smart DNS proxy works by simply changing the DNS of your device when trying to access regional blocked content from websites such as Netflix. Your data is quickly re-routed through a dedicated proxy server which is conveniently located in the country where the website you are trying to access is based. This means that you will appear to be located within the country or region where viewing has been permitted when trying to watch Geo-blocked content from your home country.
Best Of Both Worlds
You are now able to get a proxy and vpn from one company at a considerably lower price than ever before. Tech Guy has been using Smart DNS Proxy for months and would recommend them above any of service out there. I am able to watch all the content from BBC iPlayer as well as many previously geo-blocked videos on YouTube. The proxy side of the service allows you to change your location with relative ease, a great feature for those wishing to keep their location private.
You can set up Smart DNS Proxy on your entire network or device specific. It can be used on unlimited devices as long as they share the same IP address. They offer a free 14 day trial which allows you to see if it is the right service for you. The monthly cost is $4.90 or $49.90 for their yearly plan. You can cut those prices in half if you wait for their late trial offers.
In conclusion, Smart DNS Proxy will not keep the government from busting down your door if you are using it for more nefarious online activity but will give you the best bang for your buck if you are trying to watch geo-locked content. You can find out for yourself by clicking on the graphic above or by visiting their site at SmartDnsProxy.com