Most of the times when people talk about proxies, they talk about normal proxies. However, there are many other types of proxies and it is a mistake to think that they all work in the same way.
A proxy is a server that sits between your computer and the internet. It serves as a hub through which your requests are processed. Normally, when you request for a website it goes out through various modems and routers to reach the web server. When you use a proxy, your requests pass through various routers and reach the proxy server. A proxy server will come in action and send your request to the targeted website on behalf of you. That’s useful to provide you anonymity while surfing the internet.