‘Oh shit, Not this one!’, this may be the first thing that comes to your mind when suddenly your screen flashes “THIS SITE IS BLOCKED”.
There are many reasons why authorities block access to certain websites. Some workplaces may block social media sites or access to your personal email. You might also experience blocks at your university, college or school. Whatever it is, getting blocked is something that’s really annoying. Don’t worry, we have 5 different techniques to unblock the sites.
This article discusses 5 different methods that you can try because different types of blocks require different types of techniques to bypass. Do try each of them and find which method works for your situation.
Accessing Via IP Instead of URL
Some software block website pages by its name or URL only. For example, a block may be applied on www.facebook.com but not on the IP of the website.
You can get the IP from Command Prompt if you are using Windows. Type “ping yourdomain.com” and press Enter. Copy the IP that is shown in the results onto your browser’s address bar and open the site as usual.
Use A Proxy Site
There are many free web proxies that provide services to browse the web anonymously. You can use them to access any blocked site easily. Just go to such websites and enter the URL you want to browse. Bingo and its done!
You may be thinking how it works. Ok, so let’s see how it works. When you browse a website using a proxy site, you are not actually connected to that website. You are connected to the proxy server, while the proxy server is the one that is connected to the true website destination. What you see is a cached version of the site that the proxy server gives to you.
You can try Proxysite or Proxery, but if you want more options, check out Newproxysite.
Use a VPN Service
A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a remote server that gives you private access to a public network. VPN makes it look as if you are browsing from the country where the server is located, thereby hiding your real identity.
There are many VPN service providers you can use, some offer services for free, others require a subscription. Hola is one of the best free VPN services. It allows you to browse privately and without censorship, and it has a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox users.
Use TOR Browser
Tor is a browser that allows you to browse anonymously, prevent your browsing habits or your location from being tracked, ensuring privacy. Thanks to volunteers from around the world that create this distributed network of relays, you can browse under the protection of Tor.
To use, first you need to download the Tor Browser; install it like a usual application. Open the application, then click Connect to start your connection with the Tor network.
Using Public DNS of ISPs
Some Internet Service Providers (ISP) use their own DNS to block access to some websites. To open the block you can bypass the restriction from ISP using Google Public DNS.
Under the DNS configuration of your network, change your DNS to the following Google Public DNS IP addresses as your primary or secondary DNS server.
And then browse as usual and see if it works.
We have discussed all the 5 techniques above and now it’s your turn to work it out. All the best guys just crack it down and go browsing. Happy browsing!!!