How To Use Google as your Own Online Proxy Server For Free

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Since you can’t stop the NSA from tracking you just like you can’t stop Miley Cyrus from shocking you, you can make NSA’s job harder. Many ways are available to help you, you can always use Ultra Surf or get your own VPN but if you’re looking for a portable proxy website to help you access blocked sites without using applications or even having access to your computer’s setting (like at work or school) you should get your own proxy server for free.

What is a proxy server?

A proxy server is an intermediary computer that is between the user’s computer and the Internet. It can be used to help you protect your privacy, or even access blocked websites. Yet you don’t really need to buy a web domain or rent any server space, to have your own personal proxy server.This article will teach you How To Use Google as your Own Online Proxy Server For Free without requiring any technical knowledge.

How to setup your own private proxy server for free:

Reserving the App ID

  1. Sign into appengine.google.com using your Google Account.
  2. “Create an Application”. If this is your first time on Google App Engine, Google will require an sms verification. Type the code you receive on your mobile number and you’re all set to create apps with Google App Engine.
  3. Fill the Application Identifier field with the username that you want ( it will later become the the sub-domain of appspot.com) .
  4. Give your app a title (any title of your choice), set the Authentication Option as “Open to all users”, agree to the terms and create the application.

Creating and uploading the proxy server:

  1. Go to python.org, download the 2.7 Installer and install Python. If you are on Mac, Python 2.7 is already installed on your computer.
  2. Download this zip file and extract it to your desktop. The zip file contains a couple of HTML, YAML and Python (.py) files that you can view inside WordPad.
  3. Go to code.google.com, download the Google App Engine SDK for Python and follow the wizard to install the SDK on your computer. When the installation wizard has finished, click the “Run Launcher” button to open the App Engine Program
  4. Choose Edit -> Preferences inside the Google App Engine Launcher program from the desktop and set the correct values for the Python Path, App Engine SDK and the Text Editor (set this is as WordPad  and not notepad.exe).
  5. Click File – > Add Existing Application under the Google App Launcher program and browse to the folder that contain the index.yaml and other files that you extracted from the zip file earlier. Once the project is added to App Engine, select the project and click Edit to replace “YOUR_APP_ID” with your App ID. Save and close the file.
  6. Click Deploy, enter you Google account credentials and, within a minute or two, your online proxy server will become ready for use . The  web address of your new proxy server will be your_app_id.appspot.com (replace your_app_id with your App Engine Identifier).

You can edit the main.html file to change the appearance of your proxy website.

This is a basic proxy server that won’t help you with secure sites that require logins such as Gmail and facebook. Original tutorial was published by Labnol.org .