CCProxy is a Windows based proxy server software using which anyone can start a proxy server on their Windows PC. Why would someone start a proxy server – you may ask. The reasons could vary from web content filtering, internet access control, bandwidth limiting, web caching, online access monitoring, bandwidth usage statistics monitoring, internet sharing over LAN and more. The CCProxy software supports all kinds of internet connections like broadband, DSL, ADSL, VDSL, classic dial-up internet, optical fiber internet, satellite, ISDN, DDN and other types of internet connections with USB interface (like the 3G/4G USB dongles).
This proxy server software for Windows was first created in the year 2000 for Windows XP and after 16 years of steady development, it supports Windows 7, Windows 8 and some of the server editions of Windows. Even though they do not mention support for Windows 10, I managed to run it in Windows 10 without any problems.
As soon as you launch the CCProxy server, it starts the proxy and can be used by other people. You can click on the “Start” or “Stop” button to start or stop the proxy server. You can click on the “Options” button to open a settings window from where you can control the various protocols supported by CCProxy. You can also change the port numbers used by CCProxy.
Under the “Account” section of CCProxy you can create user accounts and control the internet access for various users based on the IP addresses, IP address range, MAC address and so on. You can also use the web filtering and content filtering function of CCProxy can restrict the access to particular sites. You can use this function to prevent the employees or students from accessing unsuitable websites. In case of children, you can use CCProxy web filter to block improper web sites.
Conclusion: CCProxy is a free proxy server for Windows computers using which you can start your own proxy server that supports multiple protocols. Unfortunately, the free version supports only three users and for letting more people use the CCProxy server, you will have to buy the premium version.
You can download CCProxy from http://www.youngzsoft.net/ccproxy/.