This post reveals how to bypass a blocked site and internet connection.
The United States hosts the biggest number of blocked sites (146). Followed by China (45). Followed by Germany (32) and Russia (26) — zscaler.
It might not come as a surprising fact that the US hosts the most blocked sites because they do a lot of website hosting overall.
What does it mean for a site to be blocked
Normally, whenever you google something in chrome or any other browser, you get search results. These search results are where you choose which website to open to see more information on what you are searching for.
The websites you open display the information you are looking for. This happens by the websites loading text, images, links, videos, etc.
On the other hand, when a website is blocked, you will not be able to see anything from the website asides from an error saying maybe, “Ooppss… can’t reach this page“. Or the site is unsafe, or any other error.
That is what usually happens when a site is blocked. You will not be able to access its resources or anything.
What does it mean for an internet connection to be blocked
I did not know internet connections could be blocked till I reached University. I could not access my results on the University’s system using the internet from my internet service providers. No one could.
Results could only be accessed using the internet provided by the University. Everyone had to connect to the school’s WIFI network to see their results.
Hence, when an internet connection is blocked, you will not access a site or system that has blocked it.
How to bypass a blocked site and internet connection
a) Firstly, by using VPNs
VPNs have a lot of uses.
Apart from a blocked site viewpoint, VPNs are capable of providing you with an IP address in another country. The assigned IP address makes it seem as if you are based in a different location.
Therefore, you will not activate a site’s geo-blocks and can bypass restrictions.
Simply download a VPN on your phone or PC and use it to bypass that blocked site.
b) Secondly, using a free proxy
Using a proxy will disguise your IP address, hence helping to disguise your actual location.
However, it will not encrypt your traffic. The absence of encryption means proxies are not as safe as VPNs.
Proxies are a great option to get around blocks on work and school networks but are not suited for browsing which requires anonymity.
c) Thirdly, use tor
Whenever you use the Tor network to browse the web, your traffic is taken on a long journey through thousands of nodes all around the world.
This process makes it very hard for a regular website to know where the request originated. Meaning it is very unlikely to get caught in any blocking filters.
It is important to note that Tor and the dark web are not completely anonymous.
There are different reasons why sites are blocked. There are countries where YouTube is blocked, Facebook too, movie sites, etc. Try using the above 3 methods to regain access to the sites you wish to access.