In this article, extracted from my Comprehensive Virtual Browser Guide, I explain how a virtual browser works and how to quickly access a virtual browser via Browserling.
Virtual Browser Demo
A demo speaks louder than a thousand words. You can connect to a virtual browser created by me and my team via browserling.com/browse. We run virtual browsers on our servers and stream just the browser window to you as a live video.
How Does a Virtual Browser Work?
A virtual browser is created by booting a new virtual machine for each browsing session, ensuring complete isolation from the user's local network. This setup guarantees that each session starts with a clean slate, free of any cookies, history, or previous activity. As soon as the browser session is closed, the virtual machine is destroyed, along with the browser and all associated data, ensuring no trace of the session remains. This approach enhances security by preventing malware, tracking, and other malicious activities from affecting the user's system or compromising privacy.
What Is Browserling?
Browserling is a cloud-based virtual browser platform that enables users to test and interact with websites across different browsers and operating systems without the need for local installation or configuration. It's commonly used for cross-browser testing, debugging web applications, ensuring website compatibility across various environments, and opening unsafe links. By providing access to a multitude of browser versions and configurations, Browserling facilitates efficient quality assurance processes and enhances web development and cybersecurity workflows.
Who Uses Browserling?
Browserling has now become the virtual browser platform of choice for web developers and cybersecurity experts and it's used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world every month. Browserling's customers include governments, states, cities, banks, stock exchanges, universities, newspapers, Fortune 100, Fortune 500 companies, and private multi-billion dollar companies.