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Chances are, you live in China – but why? Because we learned that one in every five people in the world is Chinese. Have you been trying to access U.S. websites or videos recently but to no avail? For example, you may want to watch a YouTube video which can be very useful for your professional development. You click on it only to find out that ‘this video is not available in your country’.
Or maybe you live in the US and want to browse some information from a Chinese website but you constantly get blocked. And no matter how many times you try, it is always the same.
Both of these outcomes are the result of geoblocking and can be rather frustrating especially if you don’t know what the problem is and how to fix it.
In this article, you will find out why you are denied access to some websites outside your country and how easy it is to solve this issue. Read on…
Certain web servers have the ability to block requests that come from foreign countries. When they recognize that the request is coming from a different country, they simply block it. This is especially true if we are talking about the Western Hemisphere vs. the Eastern Hemisphere.
So, if your request to a U.S.-based website is coming from China, the website server, according to its settings, will block you or let you access the website. This happens because you browse with Chinese IPs that are blocked by your target website by default.
This phenomenon is called ‘geoblocking’ because the website server blocks your request based on your geographical location. Not discriminatory at all. But that’s the way it is.
On the other hand, some of you may know that China has its own regulations pertaining to the Internet. For example, they have their own social media platforms and can’t access Facebook or other platforms popular in the West. Reasons for this are numerous, including but not limited to censorship. In this case, it is the Chinese government that prohibits the use of Facebook to its residents.
Anyway, whatever the reason, you are frustrated because you can’t access your target website and you want to do something about it. Congratulations, this is the first step on your way to browsing freely and accessing all of the websites around the world regardless of their and your location.
The solution to your problem is a residential proxy.
Now you might be wondering what a proxy is and how it can help you unblock a website located thousands of miles away. No worries, for we are just about to explain it.
A residential proxy is a server that acts as an intermediary between your own server and the Internet. When you are using a proxy, your request goes through it before actually reaching your target website. That way, your IP remains hidden, you remain anonymous and the target server recognizes the proxy server as your own.
Therefore, when you use an open China proxy, you will be able to access websites based in the US or any other country across the world. Similarly, with a residential IP, you are able to get to the website that is based in China if surfing the web from another country.
Therefore, you can browse from China or access a Chinese website from another country in the blink of an eye. You can access any website as if you lived in the country or even on the very street where your target website server is located.
Just like in any industry or business, there are all kinds of companies, products and services in the proxy industry. In order to get only the best, you need to understand your exact need and be informed.
Therefore, our first advice is not to use public proxies. They are usually free of charge but they can give you more than one unpleasant surprise if you depend solely on them. They are unreliable, slow, usually track you usage and so they’re also not very safe to say the least. And this is the last thing you want from a proxy.
Likewise, there are a number of proxy providers out there who couldn’t care less about their services. Not only do they sell low-quality proxies but their customer service is terrible or even nonexistent.
For these reasons, you want to think twice before you get your residential proxies. Basically, you need a secure, reliable and fast China proxy.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of having a high-quality proxy by your side when you browse the web. The difference between a great and a poor proxy is like between typing with both hands or with only one. What do you think, which option is faster? But besides speed, a great proxy is secure and reliable as well.
GeoSurf is proud and glad to offer you residential proxies of the highest quality. With our residential proxies, you can browse from China or access a Chinese website wherever you are located.