Hundreds of websites
Protoweb encompasses thousands of classic websites and more are added daily. Pages are meticulously reconstructed to preserve the browsing experience of the 90’s.
Wide system support
A wide variety of vintage computers, operating systems and web browsers are supported. From DOS to Windows 10, from Sega Dreamcast and Macintosh to a PalmPilot!
No proprietary software
Protoweb can be accessed through a standard proxy connection, which is supported by almost every web browser available.
Not only do we host entire websites, we also host file downloads that may no longer be otherwise available on the Internet.
Surf the Web!
The experience is completed by period correct search engines that allow you to search the comprehensive archive, and discover new sites on ProtoWeb.
Access and browse restored historical FTP (File Transfer Protocol) sites with your web browser.
RetroTech Chris reviews ProtoWeb
Our service uses a widely supported feature in web browsers called HTTP proxies. Due to the standard nature of this technology, our services have been tested to work with a wide variety of web browsers from different eras.
Partial list of supported historical websites
For an idea of what historical websites you can browse, we’ve compiled a short list of restored sites.
3dfx Interactive (www.3dfx.com)
3D Realms (www.3drealms.com)
Dopefish Lives! (www.dopefish.com)
Epic MegaGames (www.epicgames.com)
- HappyPuppy (happypuppy.com)
id Software (www.idsoftware.com)
Netscape Home (home.netscape.com)
Numerous restored FTP sites (ftp.compaq.com, ftp.3drealms.com, ftp.idsoftware.com, ftp.winsite.com, ftp.netscape.com…)