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The use of proxy server could help pro-vide equal access and response time to large num-bers of World Wide Web (WWW) users requesting previously accessed page. The proxy server acts as an intermediate server that relays requests between a client and a server. The proxy server keeps track of all the client-server interactions, which allows you to monitor exactly what is going on, without having to access the main server, also use the proxy server to monitor all client-server interaction, regardless of the communication decrease associated with the use of proxy server. Due to lack of recently published scholarly article that test the performance of proxy server, we carry out an in-depth study of the behavior of a proxy server over a six month period. The study indicates the effectiveness of the proxy server and helps evaluate the tradeoff between money spent on higher bandwidth lower latency connections, versus the cost/performance of using a caching intermedi-ary.