How To Stay Anonymous Online. Anonymous Hosting.

Privacy on the Internet. How to stay anonymous online. Anonymous hosting.

All online activities are tracked. Social networks, shopping in online stores, sending files, visiting websites - everything leaves a mark on the Internet, and some of the confidential data is recorded for future use.

There are several ways to protect your data on the Internet. They have different goals and different difficulty levels of use.

Simple ways to keep anonymity online

  1. Disable Cookies. With activity on the Internet, pieces of data are stored on the computer, so that later it can speed up the processing of user requests. This includes auto-completing passwords and contact details or remembering a shopping cart. In your browser settings, you can disable or restrict the use of cookies.
    1. Use incognito mode. Browsers have a private mode option. It is called differently, but the result is the same: in incognito mode, the browsing history is not saved, and sites cannot track the user.
      1. Using confidential search engines. There are search engines that work on a principle different from the popular Google or Yandex. Confidential search engines make money from advertising. These resources include:
        • WolframAlpha
        • Search Encrypt
        • Duckucko go
        • Startpage

Difficult ways to keep anonymity

The most common protection method is an anonymous hosting. This does not include the use of standard servers, but with additional encryption options.

  1. Proxy server - is a service that acts as an intermediary between a computer and the Internet. When using it, the IP address is replaced.

There are 2 types of proxy connections:

  • HTTP - pass traffic with the addition of proxy usage data.
  • SOCKS - pass traffic without adding additional data.

Effective in protecting against search engines, corporations, and petty intruders.

2. CGI-proxy or anonymizer. Here the user can only enter the address of the binding site, nothing more. Anonymity is also ensured by spoofing the IP address.

Suitable for protection from surveillance by the state, employers, parental control. However, anonymity is provided only for sites that are accessed through this resource. All other Internet traffic remains noticeable. Therefore, as protection from fraudsters does not work.

3. VPN server or virtual private network - is a technology that creates additional encrypted connections over the Internet. Thanks to encryption of the user's connection with the VPN server, anonymity is provided for sites and providers (this is not the case with the proxy).

There are different types of VPN connections offered by providers. All are easy to configure and easy to use. Of the minuses - it slows down the connection speed.

At home, VPNs are installed to work simultaneously in several accounts of the same resource.

4. Using SSH tunnels. This is an anonymous connection technology in which web portals and providers are needed only as a traffic transmission channel. Data is encrypted on one and decrypted on the other end of the tunnel.

It is quite useful, but there is a risk of theft of the encryption key.

In combination with the VPN, it provides personal data protection and Internet anonymity.

5. Use encrypted browsers.

Encrypted browsers include TOR, Brave, Epic Privacy Browser.

For example, TOR has open-source software and a layered router system. It protects from wiretapping of any kind. They do not collect visit logs, do not transfer user information to the network, and use a two-way TSL connection.

6. Provide financial anonymity. It can be achieved using cryptocurrency for payments on the Internet. Popular e-wallets are not anonymous.


Hide your stay on the network does not work, but to protect yourself is quite real. One has only to determine which data is subject to protection. If you plan to host the site and privacy is important to you, we recommend using anonymous hosting. You receive a hosting whose servers are located in an offshore location. Anonymous hosting provider not only does not give out your data and logs but also does not require you to confirm personal data.