WebEvader (22 August, 2009)
A few days ago I asked if we should go for it and so far everyone seems to support me on this project, therefor I've opened a new post at
ProxiesLounge so all of you can submit your: Ideas, Suggestions, Features that you would like to see on this project.
I will be accepting entries for the next 40 days approximately so make sure to tell everyone to
submit their ideas of what would make a web proxy script complete.
Visit the Official Post to submit all your ideas and suggestions so we can have the best damn web-based proxy script ever.
WebEvader (22 August, 2009)
New features added to the list:
We are still accepting for a whole month your ideas and suggestions.
- Support for popular sites
(myspace, youtube, facebook, Bebo, Orkut)
- HideMe/Panic button
(Temporarily hide proxified pages)
(newsletter box for visitors to subscribe)
- Visitors online
(Shows how many visitors are online)
- Traffic Stats
(Basic stats of daily visits and pageviews)
- IP Blocker
(Block certain IP of who might be abusing your services)
- Country Blocker
- Content Editor
(WYSISWG, text editor to write content and newsletters)
- Theme Manager
(Change and edit themes, images, css)
- General configuration
(Edit proxy name, slogan, language, footer)
- Site configuration
(Edit title, logo, background, font size, typography, link colors)
- SEO Optimizer
(Edit Site description, Meta Keywords, Meta robots/Rating/author)
- Ads Manager
(Manage banners, links, adsense, adbrite, and other ad network ads)
- Newsletter Manager
(View, edit, delete subscribers, Create and send newsletters)
Here's what I honestly think. Make a proxy that actually works, and make the code clean and add an easy way to edit templates and add plugins. THAT'S IT.
Only add what is necessary, don't bloat the proxy, since you want to use as little resources as possible.
IP Blockers and Who's Online can be added separately with little php snippets - not necessary. All of this other stuff like Newsletter Manager and Ad Manager are not proxy features. You are making a proxy, not a feature-packed website CMS.
As long as you have a good central plugin system, then these other features should be fairly easy to integrate SEPARATELY, not together.
Proxies are not about who has the most features (I guess maybe for newbies, but the real proxy webmasters would hate it). Proxies are about what works, and what works most efficiently with good, clean code, fast loading times, and low CPU/Bandwidth consumption. Worry about those. The rest can be dealt with separately.
I like all the extra features, it makes it easier for everyone new or old.
This is a good idea considering there's no proxy script I know of that's still being developed. You have my support. Here are my suggestions:
A light-weight, efficient, and stable framework is key and by far the most important.
All these features are nice, but should be implemented as plugins that can be easily activated/deactivated. Support for additional plugins and easy modification would be awesome, but it's icing on the cake.
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