There are many reasons why a website might be blocked. A school might block access to social media websites in order to encourage students to focus on their studies. An employer might block access to certain websites in order to prevent employees from wasting time online. And a government might block certain websites in order to control the flow of information.
If you want to access a website that is blocked, you can use a VPN service. But what if you don’t want to use a VPN or don’t have access to one?
In this blog post, we will discuss four methods that you can use to access blocked sites without using a VPN.
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How to access blocked sites without a VPN on Chrome?
By Changing the DNS Setting
If you want to access a blocked website on Chrome, you can do so by changing the Chrome DNS settings.
By changing the Chrome DNS settings, you can access blocked websites without using a VPN. The Cloudflare (220.127.116.11) DNS is a good option to use because it is fast and secure. However, you can use any other DNS too.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Launch the Chrome browser and click on the three-dot icon and select Settings.
- From the left pane, select Privacy and security.
- Under Privacy and security click on the Security option.
- Scroll down and under Advanced settings, enable Use secure DNS.
- Expand the drop-down menu and select Cloudflare (18.104.22.168) or any other DNS from the list.
- Close Chrome browser and restart it.
By Using a Proxy Server
Another way to access blocked websites without using a VPN is by using a proxy server. A proxy server is an intermediary server that routes web requests from users to other servers. When you use a proxy server, the website that you are trying to access will think that the request is coming from the proxy server and not from your computer.
To use a proxy server, follow these steps:
- Go to the website of a proxy server such as Kproxy, Hidester, or hide.me.
- Enter the URL of the blocked website in the input box and click on the Surf button.
- The blocked website will now be loaded through the proxy server
Use Short Links
One of the simplest ways to unblock websites without a VPN is to use a short link. A short link is a shortened version of a URL that can be used to access a blocked website. Usually, the IT administrators just block the main URL of the websites for example – Facebook.com, Twitter.com, etc. So, if you shorten the URL, there is a possibility that you may access it without any interruption.
This approach is probably the simplest of all the options presented. Simply enter the URL you’re interested in into a shortening service like TinyURL or Bitly to get your short URL. There’s a good possibility it’s not blocked, so you’ll be able to navigate to where you want.
Use the IP Address of the Blocked Website
Another way to access blocked sites without using VPN is to access the blocked website by its IP address. Websites are hosted on servers that have unique IP addresses.
So, if you know the IP address of the website you want to visit, you can simply enter it into your browser’s address bar and you’ll be able to access it without any restrictions.
To find the IP address of a website, you can use the “ping” or “tracert” command in Windows or the “dig” command in Linux.
For example, if you want to find the IP address of Facebook, you would type “ping facebook.com” or “tracert facebook.com” into the Command Prompt window. The IP address can be found next to the site URL in the square brackets.
Use Translation Services to Access Blocked Sites
Another way to access blocked sites without using VPN is to use translation services such as Google Translate or Microsoft Translator.
These services can be used to visit websites that are otherwise inaccessible due to censorship or geo-restrictions.
To use this method, simply enter the URL of the website you want to visit into the translation service and it will generate a translated version of the site that you can then access.
Here are the steps:
- On your browser, navigate to the: translate.google.com
- Click on the Websites button to switch to the website translator tab.
- Enter the URL of the blocked site in the given space and hit enter.
- The blocked site will be opened in a new tab with a modified URL.
Use an RSS Reader to Access Blocked Sites
If you’re trying to access a website that has been blocked by your institution, one way to get around the block is to use an RSS reader.
An RSS reader is a tool that allows you to subscribe to various websites and receive updates from them in the form of an RSS feed.
To use this method, simply find an RSS reader that you can access, such as Feedly, and subscribe to the website’s RSS feed.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to view the website’s content in the RSS reader, even if the website itself is blocked.
Use your Phone’s Hotspot to Access Blocked Sites
If you’re trying to access a website on your computer and it’s been blocked, you can use your phone’s hotspot to connect to the internet and access the blocked sites.
This will allow you to bypass any restrictions that have been placed on your network by the IT administrator.
To do this, simply turn on your phone’s hotspot and connect your computer to it. Once you’re connected, you’ll be able to access any websites that have been blocked on your network.
There are several methods that you can use to access blocked websites without using a VPN. In this blog post, we have discussed four methods that you can use. Try out these methods and see which one works best for you.
Do you have any other methods that you use to access blocked websites? Let us know in the comments below.
If you want to access a blocked website on your phone, you can use a VPN service or a proxy server. You can also try changing the DNS settings on your phone.
A web-based proxy is a service that allows you to access blocked websites. It routes your request through its server, so the blocked website will not know your IP address