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    1. Some of you may be saying that proxies don't earn anymore, that they aren't as great as they used to be. Well news flash for you: nothing is as great as it used to be. The world is in an economic crisis. However, ...
    2. All types of software all built in about ten different ways, in different scripts, and by different people. There are hundreds of forum scripts, hundreds of CMS scripts, etc. While there aren't too many proxy scripts, it's always great to choose the right one from the start. There are three types of proxies: PHP, CGI, and Javascript.

      PHP Proxies

      These are the most popular types of proxies. PHP offers a lot of ...
    3. This is in my opinion the most crucial step in starting a proxy business. It will either break you or make you. Why Cause your proxy's performance relies entirely upon the server on which it is hosted. Because of a proxy's intense bandwidth consumption, 99% of normal web hosts will not allow proxies on their shared plans. So don't go, “Ooh, I'll just buy the Unlimited plan!” Yea, you'll get kicked out faster than you can use up 100GB of bandwidth. Make sure that your host allows proxies – check their TOS.

      Server up time and performance is extremely important. The first that can happen is a server going offline in the middle of the day, when proxies are in greatest use. Pretend you are a visitor – if you visit a proxy and it's offline, chances are, ...
    4. Types of Domain Names

      Just like there is an assortment of ice cream flavors, there are varieties of proxy domains that are popular today. These are the Brandable .com, Random .TLD, and Easy-to-Remember .info. Let's get into a bit more detail about each of these.

      Brandable .com

      This type of proxy domain is usually used for companies that plan on establishing and expanding their proxy. They aren't set for a URL form and a some Google ads. They need to have a forum, link anonymizer, URL shortener script, and full proxy website. An example company that does this is Privax. These types of proxies are usually more popular with people ...
    5. Congrats! You've found a good host, and you've registered your first proxy domain. Now it's time to set up the script.

      Pointing the Domain to Your Host

      This is a simple thing to do, and if you have owned a website before, you have most likely already done this.
      All web hosts have their own Name Servers. If you are using a VPS or Dedicated Server, you will have your own Name Server (contact your host if you need more information). It is probably something like ns1.webhost.com and ns2.webhost.com.

      Once you find out the Name Servers, go into your domain registrar's control panel, and configure it to point to your NS. Your website should appear within 5 minutes or so, but it may take up to 24 hours to appear globally.
      If you need help configuring your own Name Servers, click here for a tutorial for NameCheap and here for a tutorial for GoDaddy.

      Uploading the Script

      For this, you will need an FTP client. I personally ...
    6. And now ... (drum roll please!) ... the moment you've all been waiting for: Monetizing Your Proxy!

      Owning a proxy is nice and all, but why bother doing it if you aren't going to get any cash off of it? Isn't that the reason you bought this eBook, to make money? Well, your wish is about to be fulfilled.

      Applying to Ad Networks

      First thing's first, we need to apply to the ad networks – they are the ones that will be paying us! Below are some companies and my reviews for them. Google AdSense is the only PPC network (pay per click), the rest are CPM networks (cost per thousand impressions). PPC means that you will get payed every time your ad is clicked, and CPM means that you will get payed a certain amount when you get 1000 impressions.

      While there are many different ad networks out there, I am only going to mention the ones that you should look into. I can guarantee that you will make ...
    7. Template Edits

      The great thing about Glype is that it works out of the box. The even better thing is that it is extremely easy to edit. Everything is changeable from the Admin CP and your themes folder. In fact, let's explore the 'Themes' folder right now:

      Main.php – This is the template for your proxy index. You will need to change this just like any website template to suit your needs.

      FramedForm.inc.php – This is the template for your proxified pages. It includes the HTML/CSS for your proxy form.

      Config.php – This is a very important file that allows you to use template tags inside of your other files in the themes folder. For example, if you place the following:

      PHP Code: [View]
      $themeReplace['testing'] = <<<OUT
      This is a test variable.
      inside of your CONFIG file, and then

      PHP Code: [View]
      into one of your other files, then 'This is a test variable.' would appear in it's place. This is a very convenient way of editing things.

      A very important tag in the CONFIG is the

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      $themeReplace['proxified'] = <<<OUT 

      tag. Placing something in between here will make it appear on the proxified pages. CPM ads are good to put in here (see Monetization chapter).

      Adding New Pages

      Just like any other website, the way to add new pages to a proxy is to make a file inside of the root folder (public_html). Now, the problem with this is that that page will not match your site's template, and even if it does, you will not be able to edit it via the CONFIG file.

      There is an easy to way to edit all of your main pages straight from your themes folder. And here's how. Start by making a new file in your public_html folder, we'll call it testfile.php. Next, place the following code inside of this test file:

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      /******************************************************************* *
      Glype Proxy Script * Copyright (c) 2009, http://www.glype.com/

      require 'includes/init.php'
      $_SESSION['no_hotlink'] = true
      $toShow = array(); 
      $vars['toShow'] = $toShow

      Now, if we quickly take a look to see what this does, we will see that it (A) Gets functions from the 'init.php' file, (B) Tells the server how to configure the file, (C) Loads up the variable parser, and (D) Loads the template in your theme folder.

      Now, if you look at the above code, testfile is the name of the template inside of your themes folder. So make sure they match (IE if you name it terms, then you need to make a terms.php inside of your themes folder).

      Once you have configured that up, make a folder in your themes folder (using the name you specified above), and place content in it. You will probably want to use a similar template in your main.php file. You can also add variables to it, so that's where your CONFIG comes in handy. I hope this helps!


      This will be the longest and dullest part of your proxy journey, but also a very essential step. For those of you who haven't noticed, Glype is about 200KB large. Now, multiply that by every proxy you own, and you can tell that its a large file. And here's the thing: about half of it is all white spacing and comments. I looked at the files one day, and I was like, “Wow, what is the point of all of this?” Unless you plan on editing and customizing the main files (not necessary at all), then there is no reason why you can't condense them and remove all of the white space.

      This will be dull, boring, long, and very annoying. Also, make sure you know basic PHP or whatever, because if you make a mistake and don't know what to fix, you will need to reupload the file and you are back to square one. Save the file constantly, check it, try it on a different server.

      I can safely say that after removing just 3/5 of all of the white space (I still got a lot to work on), I reduced the file size down to about 150KB. I estimate I can reduce it all the way down to 100KB if I removed unnecessary theme folders and even more whitespace. Now if I have about 20 proxies, that's about 2MB of file space that I am not using. Not only that, but I will use less bandwidth and my page loading time will increase. I actually did a test on this, I was able to notice the difference in page loading time, it was almost instant.

      Now, I wish I could just give you an optimized version of Glype, but Nick, the guy that wrote Glype, is not giving me redistribution rights. So you're on your own, sorry

      A few other things you should do is implement that cache for popular sites, as this save bandwidth (although may use up some file space), and make sure to delete unneeded logs. They use up more space than you think.

      Summary: Use the CONFIG file and template variable tags to globally edit files, as well as the Main and FramedForm.inc ...
    8. This is the most fun part, advertising your proxy. This is ultimately the way you will get traffic to your proxy, and in the long run, clicks and cash. There are many different ways to advertise your proxies, and there are many different types of traffic that you can receive. You are aiming for as much United States, Canada, and United Kingdom traffic as possible. These are the highest paying visitors, and usually you must keep a minimum traffic level from these countries to be allowed on some ad networks.

      Other countries, such as Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia, are not great earners, and tend to just use up your bandwidth.

      Below are some places to advertise that I recommend, and have found the best results from.

      Top Sites/Lists

      Top lists are websites that require you to link back on your index, and in return will then advertise your proxy. These are very useful, and it is crucial that you submit your proxies at the right times.

      When to submit: You want to submit your proxies right before people start using them, otherwise they will be buried down under a load of URLs. A great time to post them is around 8am, right before you go to work. That way, while people are at work/school, it will be right there for them.

      Also, never submit on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. People don't generally use proxies on weekends, and it is a wasted opportunity. Since most toplists only allow your site to be listed once, take advantage of the time you submit.

      Proxy.org – This is a great place to get lots of traffic. It is the one of the most common proxy sites on the Internet, and I easily get about 200 hits from it the day after I submit my site. But that's not all. The owner also puts your proxy onto his newsletter, where I get around 1000 hits from that. Now, there are some pluses and minuses to this. The pluses are obviously, more traffic and money. The minuses are that you are likely to get a bit of unwanted traffic, such as Iranian traffic. As long as you block it, there should ...
    9. The wonderful thing about proxies is that after about two weeks or so, web filters start to blacklist them and block access to them [/sarcasm]. Some proxies are able to stay under the radar for a month or so, by doing simple things such as not including:
      • Not using the terms 'proxy' 'unblock' 'filter' or 'bypass' or anything similar in their domain names (you can get blacklisted instantly for those).
      • Not using the above terms in your META or Title tags
      • Not using the above terms in your content (I don't find this necessary, it helps your Adsense).

      Of course, if you want the established brandable anonymizer proxy and not the unestablished quick-be-gone unblocking proxy, then by all means use the above terms in your site. Otherwise, stick with the above tips.
      Either ...
    10. Almost everything you'll ever need to know about running proxies is in the above 8 chapters. For everything else, you will need to try it out yourself. However, I am going to post a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for those topics too small to address in an entire chapter. Also, please note that many answers depend on the type of proxy you want to run.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is domain parking?

      Domain parking is when you take the files from one domain, and attach them to another. It will be like a mirror, where you will be able to view the exact same website under different ...
    11. And that concludes the Ultimate Proxy Guide. Hopefully, you have learned everything you need to know to start your own Proxy Empire. I would like to thank you once again for ordering this eBook, and I hope you find it very useful. To conclude this guide, I will be posting a list of resources that you will find very useful.

      Proxy Discussion Forums

      Digital Point Forums – This is not an official proxy ...