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I would like to use my shared web hosting on a big provider (like GoDaddy) as a proxy for web browsing. Is this possible? Any links or advice for how to get started doing this?

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There's a PHP-based proxy named PHProxy / poxy at SourceForge.

I've successfully run this at GoDaddy, but you may run into bandwidth and script execution time-out limits for big files. Works OK for browsing sites.

If you're planning on using the proxy for anonymity/privacy purposes, I would suggest using TOR instead, since the GoDaddy logs may be seized and used as evidence in various jurisdictions.

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Thank you for that. I would +1 you but I don't have the rep :) – Dan Rosenstark Aug 11 '09 at 9:53
Problem is I would love to stream HBO and that kind of stuff from the US, since I would be there but I'm not :) I think that would be a bandwidth problem. – Dan Rosenstark Aug 11 '09 at 10:01

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