Every proxy server is like a mediator between the computer you use and a resource that you are trying to reach. Each time that you are trying to reach the website – request to the network will be sent and done through the proxy server. It works the other way too, each time the network responds to your request – it will be transmitted right through the proxy server.
Virtual Private Servers don’t work in exactly the same way. Even both Proxies and VPN are dedicated for the security while browsing, they both work in a slightly different way. They encrypt (gather the information while using a mathematical algorithm to turn down all the unauthorized users request) your personal data, like IP address an your location. This way your information cannot be revealed while being passed through the network.