How to Unblock Blocked Websites: 3 Working Methods

By Ashutosh Jha → Last Updated on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How many times you have faced the issue where you are trying to access some sites and it is showing blocked?

Well, I have many times! And I am sure you too…

How to Unblock Blocked Websites
I am receiving such messages many times. The blocked websites can be due to many reasons and at multiple levels. Like sometimes government ban some websites due to security or illegal issues. Whereas if you are working in some organizations, usually you will find social networking sites, jobs sites or any other entertainment sites blocked.
Blocked Website screenshot
Sometimes we need to access those sites due to various reasons and actually you can do too. You must have heard many techniques to unblock blocked websites but here in this article, I am going to show you few best ways to unblock the blocked websites.

These methods to unblock the blocked sites are tested and have worked perfectly for me and so will work for you for sure!

3 Working Methods to Unblock the Blocked sites

So let’s start with few best methods to unblock the blocked sites. I am sure these methods will work for sure and you would be able to access the blocked websites.

Methods 1: Through Web Proxy Servers

This is the easiest and quickest way to browse blocked sites anonymously. Type in the web address – you’re connected within seconds!

Now if you are thinking how this is being done then let me explain you the working on web proxy.

Web proxy server is like a simple computer/server which acts like a middle man between you and your destination URL. Whenever you try to access any webpage, the request first goes to the proxy server and then proxy server request the web page requested by you and then it gives you the result.

So, if you are connected to the proxy server then there won’t be any direct communication between the source computer and the client system. The proxy will be there as a middle man for each request. The below figure explains the working of proxy server clearly-
Working of Web Proxy

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There are a number of web proxy servers available and you can use any proxy server to get you work done.

The middle man in the above picture is the proxy servers which are available both free and paid and the price depends on the location.

What happens, these proxy servers have some IP of some locations and they request your requested URL through that IP.

Suppose you are in India where Torrent site is blocked and you want to access. Now see from where this site is accessible? Let say this is accessible from the USA and so first connect to your proxy and select the Server/IP location as the USA and then you would be able to access the site for sure as you are now requesting the access through the USA and not India.

HideSter is one such Web Proxy which helps you to access the blocked websites for free. Let me share some more details about this tool.

HideSter is a VPN and free Web Proxy which helps you to unblock the blocked website through web proxy and helps you to access the internet securely through their VPN.

HideSter
It is an internet security company provides lots of tools and service for the internet like VPN, Web Proxy, Proxy Checker, Proxy Filter, DNS and much more.

Services offered by HideSter


As stated above, there are various tools being offered by HideSter. Some of those are free while others are paid but all are worth to try. But mainly HideSter is known for their Proxy Servers and VPN.

Below are some of the amazing tools by HideSter-

• Web proxy- Easiest way to access any blocked site
• Proxy List- The best list of HTTP, https, socks4 and sock5 proxies
• IP Finder- Know the IP of the system
• Password generator- Helps you to generate strong password
• Browser fingerprint- Will show you the properties of your browser like Adblock enabled, Do Not Track enabled (via HTTP headers), Do Not Track enabled (via navigator) etc. are enabled or not
• WebRTC leak- Check if your browser has WebRTC enabled
• DNS leak- Helps to find if your DNS is leaking or not
• Proxy checker- Verify up to 150 proxies for free
• VPN- Helps you to keep yourself secure online and browse the internet anonymously

HideSter Proxy List

Well, HideSter is considered as Top Web Proxy provider with high quality and at a reliable price. They have around 2k proxies which are getting updated every hour.

HideSter
HideSter is having the best list of HTTP, https, socks4 and sock5 proxies which are getting updated in real time and are fully tested. Here are some additional features of these proxies-

HideSter
Another best thing I found with HideSter is, you can get the IP of any locations. No matter which location you want, you can get that.

I tried searching for a random country Zambia and see what I found-

HideSter Proxies
You can filter the list as per your location, type etc. easily. You can also export the list. HideSter also shows the time when that IP was last updated and the time it takes to ping.

These Premium IPs are available just at $9.99 per year which is too cheap.

Also, installing and using these IPs are not a tough job at all and just follow the below steps depending on the browser you are using-

• Firefox
Tools > Options > Advanced > Settings (next to Connection) > Manual Proxy Configuration > then enter proxy details

• IE
Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > select “Use a proxy server for your LAN” and then enter proxy details

• Chrome
Tools > Settings > Show advanced settings > Change proxy settings (in Network section) > enter proxy details

HideSter VPN

VPN is the virtual private network and is being used to keep yourself secure online. You can browse the internet securely with the help of VPN.

HideSter is going to launch their VPN services by Next month and is expected to be one of the best VPN available in the market. Also, it I expected to be cheap compared to what other companies provides.

I enquired about the features of the VPN and came to know the below-

• It will be a strictly NO log VPN which means your identity will be maintained every time as no log will be maintained. No one will be able to know about your real identity, not even the company.

• They are also claiming to be the fastest VPN ever as speed has always been a problem after using VPN. HideSter is working in a way to solve this speed problem so that it can give the maximum speed with or without VPN.

• The price is also expected to be very low compared to what market is offering currently

• The UI will be super attractive and user-friendly and so anyone can use it very smoothly

So this was the easiest way to unblock the blocked site quickly. Now let me tell you a couple of other methods which you can use if no other ways will work for you.

Method 2: Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a way back machine which keeps the website data in an archive format. You can’t expect the up to date site here but their crawler crawls the sites very frequently and so you can expect the data of a day or 2 ago.
TricksRoad Web Archive
All you have to do is, open Internet Archive site and enter the URL you want to check and select the date for which you want the site. And it will show you the archived version of the site you requested.

Apart from the fact that it is very helpful to access the blocked sites, it is very useful for webmasters also.

Method 3: Use a Different DNS

When any website is blocked at your location, it is the ISP blocking traffic to and from that website. So if you will change the DNS then you might be able to access the blocked sites.

Here changing DNS means, you can change your DNS to Google public DNS.

Change DNS
To change DNS, right-click the network icon in the task bar and select Open Network and Sharing. In the Window that appears, double click on your network. It will bring up a dialog box and there you can change the DNS under IPv4.


Over to you!
There are many more methods using which you can unblock the blocked websites easily. I hope these 3 methods to unblock blocked websites will help you to access the blocked sites easily and quickly.

Do let me know if you know any other quick and easy method to access the blocked websites?

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