Web Proxy Server for Geeks: GeekWebProxy.com!

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GeekWebProxy.com is a Web Proxy Server that was born from the true spirit of Geekiness.  Basically I was screwing around playing with Web Proxy Scripts and thought, “Hmmm… I bet my followers could use this…”

So I setup the Web Proxy Script on the dedicated server, paid $12.99 for a domain name, and now GeekWebProxy.com is alive and kicking.

Frankly I’m not sure what the end game for it will be.  I’m thinking that if people actually start using it I’ll just dump it on it’s own $99 per month box and plaster the landing page with my sponsors banner ads.  To me offering services like this are just a form of advertising that helps everyone out.

To create the site we are using the script from PHP-Proxy.com.  Overall it seems to work well.  You can watch YouTube videos so long as the author hasn’t set the “only allow to be viewed on monetized platforms”.  Speed for loads seems to be decent (as far as Proxies go).  There are some curious issues with sites like Weather.com and Google.com, but most sites seem to run fine.

Take a look and let me know what you think.  This is the type of experiment I find best works best in business.  You find a curious idea, you get it up and running as quickly and cheaply as possible, and then you see how folks respond.  If you guys love the idea, but hate the implementation it gives me reason to do some more work and make it better.  If no one goes to it, or cares that it exists I’m simply out $12.99 and I can wander on and play with some other concept.



Eli Etherton

I am Eli "the Computer Guy" and have been in the tech industry for approx. 20 years doing all kinds of odd projects. I started as an electronics tech in the US Army, worked in corporate IT during the IT Boom, was an individual consultant and grew my tech shop to have numerous full time employees and supported small business clients with computer repair/ server maintenance/ web development/ surveillance systems/ telephone systems until the great recession. After that I started creating video training on all the topics I know and now have a YouTube Channel with over 500K subscribers. I am the founder of GeekBrainDump.com and my plan is to create a tech "news" site that I would actually find useful if I was still in the server room.

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  1. Katy Pillman August 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I found a few troubles, including twitter and tapping go, also with youtube, it does not pass session id, which does not allow clicking links sadly 🙁
    Thanks for the site Eli!

  2. Gary West August 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Eli – I typed-in “www.google.com” went to search – and – it won’t. Yes, the site comes up, but – it won’t carry out search on Google.

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