Handy Tip: Using a proxy to request a website from a specific server

So, I have been trying to figure out how to request a specific website from a given server (ip address) and today it finally dawned on me that I can use a proxy server to do this!

In chrome I am using the “Switchy” extension, in Firefox I use “Proxy Selector” and set the proxies to the actual web servers I want to make the request to – and hey presto – WINNAR!