CGI PROXY SCRIPT
Cgi proxy is the most common proxy software available. It is literally available on thousands of proxy websites across the internet. It has the ability to allow logging into sites like MySpace etc. . . It uses less bandwidth than PHProxy, but much more RAM!
GLYPE PROXY SCRIPT
Glype Proxy is a free web-based proxy script written in PHP. It allows webmasters to quickly and easily set up their own proxy site. Glype Proxy is intended to be a fast and reliable alternative to the widely used PHProxy and CGIProxy. Glype proxy has been coded with a strict emphasis on speed, performance and usability.
Like I said, proxy websites need a lot of resources, so that is why you don't usually find hosts that allow proxy hosting. The ones that do offer it, charge way more than a regular hosting account, but we have to accept it because it uses a lot of CPU as well. I know that at the beginning you don't have any money (or very few bucks) so getting a good hosting or a dedicated server is out of the question. Lucky for us that if you search hard you may be lucky and find a free web host that accepts proxies. These are really rare, but they aren't impossible to find. A free web host won't be enough, but it should cover everything in the first 2-3 month. In this period you have time to focus on advertising your website. You don't need so much space, but believe me that at the end of your 2nd month the bandwidth will be consumed. This is when you should start looking for a bigger hosting account. By now you should have some money (maybe not in your pocket but in your AdSense account). You should know now if the website earns. If it does, than move to the next step. Buy a paid hosting account. The specs should be about 500MB of space (even 1GB) and at least 20GB bandwidth.
Promoting your proxy
Setting up the proxy is the easy part. You have a good free script, a good looking free template, a free hosting but you still need traffic. If no one knows that your site even exists than it is useless. The first thing to do is submit it to directories. A simple Google search for “proxy directory" will return many results. Submit you proxy to every free directory until the 5th page of Google (this should be about 30 directories). Directory traffic isn't very much, but it is a good way to get some backlinks so the proxy will be indexed.
Once you have done that it is time to start promoting it big time. Go to Yahoo Groups, Orkut, MySpace or any other social networking website that has a “groups" feature and I am 100% sure that you will find at least 5 groups about Proxy Websites in each of those websites. Join them and promote your proxy there. Remember, these are the people that are searching for proxy websites. These are the people that want to know your site.
Need more traffic? No problem. In the “Freebies" section on DigitalPoint you will find many threads with the title “free proxy promotion" or something very similar. Some of them are from group owners on different social websites. If you did not join the group already, make sure you have sent the URL to that member. Also, some threads are from users that have Proxy Mailing lists and Proxy websites. Those are also looking fresh proxies for there website. Remember: they are making you free publicity. Send the URL of your proxy to them as well.
Still want more users? Go to Squidoo and make a lens about the advantages of using a proxy website. Promote it at groups from Squidoo.com and these should also give you some good traffic. Remember to include a link to your proxy on the lens.
I have also seen that at the beginning, if you have a blog that is already established, it will also give some quality visitors to your proxy. Just write an article where you say about your new proxy and the advantages of using such websites.
Remember: DO NOT ADVERTISE IT TOO MUCH IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS. Remember that you are still on a free host and if you have too much visitors at a time you will consume all your bandwidth in the firs 20 days or even faster. After that your website won't work anymore and you get bad reputation.
After you have successfully bought a paid hosting plan with more bandwidth you can also pay for advertising. For as little as 5$ you will get some good traffic. Just search on DigitalPoint. . . I am sure you will find good offers.
After you have successfully established your first proxy it is time to make another one. Advertise it the same way you have advertised your first but this time you also have one more possibility. Place a link to your new proxy on the old one. Do this with all the other proxies so that each proxy has a link to the other ones. This way you have established a small proxy empire.
As you can see proxy websites don't need so much work. You can start one in less than 5 minutes. You don't need to write fresh content all the time and promoting one is really easy. The revenue is also decent. You won't get rich with one proxy website, but once you have about 10 (or even 20) such websites (at this point will need a dedicated server) you can earn big time.