Hundreds of websites

Protoweb encompasses thousands of historic websites and more are added daily. Websites are meticulously reconstructed to make sure the browsing experience is close to original.

Wide system support

A wide variety of vintage computers and software combinations are supported. From MS-DOS and Macintosh (see gallery below!) to modern systems. WebTV, Sega Dreamcast, and even Palm Pilot.

Just set your proxy server

Protoweb can be accessed using any web browser by adding our server as it’s proxy server. Proxies are supported by nearly every browser.

Thousands of downloads

Not only do we host entire websites, we also restored the file downloads, and even whole FTP sites, so you can get the software you need for your vintage machine.

Surf the Web!

The experience is completed by period search engines so you can quickly find what you are looking for and discover new websites.

Wayback Machine Enabled

We have worked with The Internet Archive to bring you access to their Wayback Machine directly through Protoweb. You can access it from the iNode main menu, or simply type in any URL followed by ‘:’ and the year you would like to preview. For example: ‘’.

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Browser support

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 restored historical websites

These restored historical websites (and many more!) are now available on Protoweb:

  • 3Dfx Interactive
  • 3D Realms
  • Compaq
  • Computer Reset
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Dopefish Lives!
  • eMachines
  • Epic MegaGames
  • EZone
  • GeoCities
  • HappyPuppy
  • Homestar Runner
  • Napster
  • Netscape Home
  • Mosaic Communication Corporation
  • Runescape
  • – Live Internet Radio
  • Yahoo
  • Psygnosis 
  • Numerous restored FTP sites (,,,,,…)
To see the full list, visit while browsing on Protoweb.

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