Bringing Back The Information Super Highway!
What is ProtoWeb?
Protoweb is a free public service that hosts historical Internet websites to demonstrate the Internet in it’s early days. It is also a community driven project consisting of volunteers with the goal of rebuilding and restoring early Internet services to offer a seamless browsing experience. Our service hosts countless web sites with downloads, games and other resources fully working. Content is being curated and added daily.
Our service is in Public Beta, and is currently going through a substantial development phase as we build the tools and documentation to support the service, while concurrently working on our extensive library of classic web sites and resources.
All you need is a connected computer that has a web browser with HTTP proxy support. Once you have done that, add one of our proxy servers to the web browser’s settings and you’re done. No registration needed! If you are running Windows, you can also download and install the Protoweb Browser which is ready to go out-of-the-box with no proxy configuration needed. If you’re running a modern version of Windows, give RetroZilla a try. It’s a version of Netscape that works on modern computers. Older computers can use a variety of classic browsers, many supported browsers have instructions how to setup in our quick start guide.
There are already many websites available on ProtoWeb. For full description and documentation, please visit our Getting Started guide.
Get a browser
& set it up
Surf the web like
Support our project
Protoweb provides free access to the service with no restrictions on it’s use. However, we do have monthly operating expenses that we must pay to maintain the service.
If you like what we are doing, please consider supporting our service with a donation.
Get in touch with us
Get support, talk about classic websites, report bugs, feature requests, or just hang out with like-minded people!
Click on the Facebook link below to open the Protoweb User Group, or Discord logo to chat live with us.