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What is a proxy server and Why you may use them

A proxy server is a computer or network service that acts as a gateway between a client and a server. It can be used to improve performance and increase security by routing a user's request through a third-party server and providing a layer of anonymity. Proxy servers can also be used to bypass website filters and access geo-restricted content.

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Understanding Proxies

Proxies are intermediaries that act as a bridge between your device and the internet, allowing you to access websites and online services while maintaining privacy and security. They help in bypassing geo-restrictions, enhancing security, automating data gathering, and managing multiple accounts.

What is a proxy and how does it work?

A proxy server, or proxy, is an intermediary that processes requests on behalf of users. It routes internet traffic through itself, masking your IP address and providing anonymity. Proxies help bypass geo-restrictions, enhance security, automate data gathering, and manage multiple accounts.
Proxies intercept requests, forward them to target websites, and relay responses back to users. This allows access to otherwise blocked content based on the proxy server's IP location. They can also avoid firewalls, censorship, and tracking for a secure browsing experience.

What is a Proxy Server?

The role of a proxy server and its uses

How do backconnect proxies work?

Proxy servers offer versatile functions for a variety of applications. They enhance online privacy by hiding your IP address, making it difficult for third parties to track your activities. This increased anonymity is invaluable for maintaining privacy and security on the internet.
Proxies also enable access to geo-restricted content by masking your actual location. By routing your traffic through a server in a different region, you can access websites and services that may be blocked in your area. This is useful for bypassing censorship or accessing content that is exclusive to specific regions.
Businesses often use proxies for web scraping, allowing them to extract large amounts of data from websites without being detected or blocked. Proxies facilitate efficient data gathering for market research, competitor analysis, and other purposes.
In addition, proxies help manage multiple accounts on social media or other platforms by creating separate connections for each account. This ensures that the accounts remain independent, reducing the risk of being flagged or banned.
Overall, proxy servers play a crucial role in enhancing online privacy, bypassing restrictions, and streamlining various business processes.

Types of Proxies We Support

Our service currently offers Residential proxies, which provide IPs from real households for enhanced reliability and anonymity. We will soon expand our offerings to include Mobile proxies for accessing mobile-specific content, and Datacenter proxies for high-speed, scalable web scraping and data extraction. Stay tuned for these upcoming additions to enhance your proxy experience.

Residential proxies

Residential proxies are IP addresses provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to real households. These proxies offer a high level of legitimacy and anonymity, as they appear to be regular users accessing the internet from their homes. Unlike datacenter proxies, residential proxies are less likely to be detected and blocked by websites, making them ideal for activities such as web scraping, ad verification, and bypassing geo-restrictions. By using a residential proxy, you can access content and services with greater reliability while maintaining your privacy and security.

Residential Proxies.

Datacenter proxies

Datacenter Proxies.

Datacenter proxies are IP addresses originating from data centers instead of residential ISPs. These proxies are known for their high-speed connections and vast pool of available IP addresses, making them a popular choice for tasks requiring rapid, large-scale data extraction, such as web scraping and competitive analysis. However, datacenter proxies can be more easily detected by websites and may face increased scrutiny or blocking compared to residential proxies. Despite this, they remain a cost-effective option for businesses seeking efficient and scalable solutions for a variety of online tasks.

Mobiles proxies

Mobile proxies are IP addresses assigned by mobile network operators to devices connected to their cellular networks. These proxies emulate the behavior of real mobile users, providing a high level of authenticity and anonymity. Mobile proxies are ideal for tasks that require accessing mobile-specific content or simulating mobile user experiences, such as mobile app testing, ad verification, and market research. They are less likely to be detected or blocked by websites, ensuring a more seamless browsing experience. With mobile proxies, you can gather accurate insights and unlock unique opportunities in the ever-growing mobile landscape.

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Key Benefits of Using Our Proxy Service

Our proxy service provides enhanced online privacy and security, allowing you to access the internet with confidence. We enable users to bypass geo-restrictions, unlock content, and automate data gathering for various applications. Additionally, our diverse range of proxy types ensures tailored solutions for businesses and individuals, delivering an optimized proxy experience.

Bypass geo-restrictions and enhance security

Our proxy service allows you to overcome geo-restrictions, granting access to content and services that may be limited by location. By routing your traffic through servers in different regions, you can bypass barriers and unlock a wealth of information. Simultaneously, our proxies enhance your online security by masking your IP address, making it difficult for third parties to track your activities, ensuring a more private and secure browsing experience.

Bypass geo-restrictions.

Overcome firewalls and bans

Bypass firewalls and bans.

Using our proxy service, you can effortlessly bypass firewalls and bans imposed by websites, institutions, or governments. Our proxies help you access restricted content, whether due to organizational policies or regional censorship, by providing alternative routes for your internet traffic. This ensures a more open and unrestricted browsing experience, empowering you to access the information you need without limitations.

Automate data gathering with ease

Our proxy service provides a seamless solution for automating data gathering, such as web scraping and market research. By utilizing our reliable and high-speed proxies, you can extract large volumes of data without detection or interruption. Our proxies also enable you to manage multiple accounts on social media or other platforms, making the process more efficient and reducing the risk of being flagged or banned. With our proxy service, automating data gathering has never been easier.

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Efficiently manage multiple accounts

Manage your proxy users.

Our proxy service allows you to efficiently manage multiple accounts on social media or other platforms, without risking flagging or blocking. By assigning separate connections for each account, our proxies ensure that your accounts remain independent, reducing the risk of being linked or banned. This enables businesses to streamline their social media management processes and enhances productivity, while ensuring maximum account security and privacy.

Residential Proxy Pricing and Plans

Simple, transparent pricing that grows with you, payments not automatically renewed!

Pay As You Go $5 +vat

+7M Residential Proxies

No Data Expiration

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Whitelisted IPs *

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* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Trial - 250MB $2.8 +VAT

+7M Residential Proxies

250MB, total $2.8 +VAT

Data Expiration

31 days

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Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

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Whitelisted IPs *

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* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

BEST SELLER 🎉​
Starter - 10GB $4 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

10GB, total $40 +VAT

Data Expiration

31 days

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Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

2

Whitelisted IPs *

2 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Basic - 50GB $3.5 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

50GB, total $175 +VAT

Data Expiration

31 days

Geo-Filtering

Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

3

Whitelisted IPs *

3 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Intermediate - 500GB $3.25 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

500GB, total $1625 +VAT

Data Expiration

31 days

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Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

6

Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

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Enterprise - 2TB $1.99 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

2TB, total $4075.52 +VAT

Data Expiration

31 days

Geo-Filtering

Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

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Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

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Custom - from 10TB $0.65 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

from 10TB

Data Expiration

31 days

Custom Gateway

Custom Proxy Server Gateway

Username:Password *

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Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Ultimate - 100GB $3 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

100GB, total $300 +VAT

Data Expiration

45 days

Geo-Filtering

Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

250

Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Extreme - 300GB $3 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

300GB, total $900 +VAT

Data Expiration

62 days

Geo-Filtering

Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

750

Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

Platinum - 750GB $3 /GB

+7M Residential Proxies

750GB, total $2250 +VAT

Data Expiration

124 days

Geo-Filtering

Geo-Filtering

Username:Password *

No proxy users limit

Whitelisted IPs *

5 **

* Proxy authentication method

** Per Proxy User

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Most Commonly Asked Questions

Everything you need to know before using our products. If you can't find the answer to your question, contact our team at [email protected]

A proxy server sits between your computer and the internet. Acting as a bridge between your web browser and internet services. See our article.

We don't give you a list of proxies, instead we take care of maintaining a pool of millions of IPs spread all over the world for you. When you connect to our servers, we connect you to a new IP for each request. You can choose the location of the IPs, or even decide to keep the same IP.

Our service handles SOCKS5, HTTP and HTTPS traffic over TCP, but doesn't accept direct HTTPS connections to our proxy server. UDP is not enabled.

Almost all sites, except some that are blocked because they are known to be targets of fraudulent attacks. Contact us to get the list.

We currently support two types of authentication: username:password and IP whitelist.

Yes, we have a complete API, you can find the documentation here.

The residential proxies are mostly from wifi connection, the speed depends on many factors: the location of the proxy, the internet connection.

For the moment we do not offer free trials.

Some domains are known to be targeted by cybercriminals, we decided to block some websites domains to protect them.

Your proxy user limit is increased to the highest limit of any plan you have purchased.

Our Blog

Each handpicked blog article offers practical tips and insights, making it easier for you to navigate and utilize our proxies more efficiently. We consistently update this section with content from us and our partners at Databay, ensuring that you always have the latest information to guide your proxy usage. Dive into these reads and unlock the full potential of our residential proxy service.

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Our services provide you with secure and reliable internet access no matter where you are. We do this by acting like a bridge — called a proxy — that helps you connect with over 7 million devices worldwide. This means you can browse the web, access geo-restricted content, and more, all while keeping your connection secure.