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  • I’ve already updated my wp_config.php file with the code below,

    define(‘WP_PROXY_HOST’, ‘999.999.1.1’); //<—Replace with yours
    define(‘WP_PROXY_PORT’, ’80’);
    define(‘WP_PROXY_USERNAME’, ‘user’);
    define(‘WP_PROXY_PASSWORD’, ‘password’);
    define(‘WP_PROXY_BYPASS_HOSTS’, ‘localhost,;);
    Changing the IP to the one provided by Godaddy.
    The WP_PROXY_PORT 8080 does not work, but it does if I change it to 80.

    Now, when I login to the above IP, I get a “pageok” message on the browser window. I do see in the browser address bar (when entering that it changes to “”, and the “pageok” in the browser window.
    I’m not able to browse any websites,, etc, or even my own Godaddy hosted domain.

    I contacted Godaddy support and they were no help. I asked if there was a dedicated port for browsing via my own private proxy on the server, they said it was 80, no other support. They looked at the code and said it was probably something that I wrote in the code above that was causing the problem.
    I also took out the bypass_host to just localhost. Same “pageok” message when browsing my own domain.

    Anyone out there has an idea of what I’m doing wrong?
    Or the correct code to set up a proxy server on a Godaddy hosted WordPress site?

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  • Not sure why you want to run a site like that. However, make sure you’re not missing anything. See if this video helps.

    As far as I know, any proxy on a GoDaddy WordPress host would be a reverse proxy to speed up (maybe) the response of a WordPress install.

    What you sound like you are looking for is a VPN with a proxy server running in your browser’s stead.

    If you really want to run a proxy for a WordPress install why not take a look at CloudFlare. It’s fast, hides your webserver admirably and has one of the best DNS servers out there. They tend to call it a CDN but I liken it to using a really great Cloud proxy service with edge servers all over the world.

    If you want a VPN instead why not take a look at Nord VPN or build a proxy on AWS or a VPS running elsewhere.

    Hostwinds has VPS starting at around $7.50 a month. That’s a little more than Nord’s product but possibly worth it.

    If you’re looking to just speed up things on your client boxen then build up a Linux Proxy server on your home or work network.

    Using WordPress as a proxy, if even possible, seems like a slow way to gain no benefit.

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