Websites can be blocked for many reasons. Some companies block websites (like Facebook and YouTube) to prevent employees from wasting time at work. Parents may block certain adult-content website from their children. Some website servers may block users from certain geographical locations because of content restrictions. There are ways to bypass all of the blocks. The easiest method is to use a proxy. Proxy browsing connects the user's computer to another server and that server connects to the end website. It acts as a buffer between the user and the end website, thereby bypassing all blocks on both the user's computer and the end server.
Locate a proxy server. There are dozens of free proxy servers online. Some popular ones are freeproxyserver.net, freeproxyserver.ca, proxy4free.com, hidemyass.com, turbohide.com and youhide.com.
Locate a working proxy server from the list of servers on the proxy site. This is a matter of simple trial and error. However, many sites have a proxy rating system that rates the quality of the proxy server.
Configure the browser to work with the proxy server's settings. Alternatively, many proxy servers have a Web interface that allows the user to automatically begin proxy browsing. The important information to gather from the proxy site is the IP (Internet Protocol) address and port of the proxy server. These can be configured to work with any browser. Each browser has its own method of configuring proxies.
Connect to the blocked websites once the proxy server is in place. The proxy server will now bypass any blocking that is occurring on the computer.