Proxy Site with Google App Engine
Internet service providers, employers and schools are known for restricting access to certain websites for a wide number of reasons (please use a proxy site). This can make it difficult to do some of your research or to take care of personal matters during the few hours of the day when you’re not on the clock. That’s why it can be helpful to have a proxy to grant you access to these restricted websites. What’s even more helpful is that you can create your own proxy site without having to rely on a third party.
Relying on other proxy sites may seem beneficial, but your place of business can learn to block these as well. By creating your own through the Google App Engine, you can be free to browse your favorite websites even behind the firewalls that have been erected. Your own proxy site means that there are no limitations, other than the 1 GB of data for free each day that you can use. Signing up for it is quite a simple process, and it’s unlikely that your proxy site will be blocked by your administrators.
The installation of software is necessary in order to run and deploy your proxy site for use in the Google App Engine. The installation of Python 2.7, the App Engine and Mirrorrr are required before creating an account at the Google App Engine site. It’s as easy as signing up with GMail. The creation of the app is what will serve as your proxy site, allowing you to browse your sites undetected. Creating the application itself is only four steps: choosing an app identifier, giving it a title, choosing the authentication options, and then lastly, creating it. Be careful of the settings that you do choose, as this cannot be altered afterwards.
The next step involves the development of your proxy site through the Python program. Using the Engine, create a new application to choose a directory where all of the app’s local files are going to be saved. Once that’s done, open the Mirrorrr’s folder and paste the contents into your app’s local folder, replacing all of the files. The static folder allows you to change the layout of your proxy site if you intend to share it with friends. Otherwise, leaving it the way it is fine. Lastly, you have to edit the app.yaml file to change the “yourappid” with the application identifier that you created.
Then deploy your app to the Google App Engine, and your proxy site should be up and running in no time, depending on the speed of the Internet in your place of business. Now you can browse the Internet easily without having to worry about firewalls. Making your own proxy site is a lot easier than you think – but using a standard one like ours – even easier. Wiki Google Apps