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Lukas Motiejunas

Jul 09, 2019 3 min read

You probably already know or heard about residential proxies. In short, they help you hide your IP address by covering it up with another, residential (legitimate) IP. If you would like to get more familiarized with how do residential proxies work, check out our earlier blog post entry before reading this article.

Even though residential proxies are very reliable and block-free, they’re not as fast as data center proxies. But what if there was a solution that can combine the two – legitimacy and speed?

That is where static proxies, also known as static residential proxies come in. In this article, we’ll go over what they are and how they work, so let’s not waste any more time and jump right in. 

What are static proxies?

Static proxies are data center IPs that are assigned via a contract by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). And as the name “static” implies, it allows you to operate as a residential user with the same IP for as long as required. 

So to put it simply, you get the high anonymity of residential proxies and speed of data center proxies.  

Static proxies’ benefits 

Let’s go through the key benefits static IP proxies offer: 

  • Fast – originating from data center proxies, static proxies are just as fast as their counterparts.
  • Provide high anonymity – being assigned by an ISP, static IP proxies offer high anonymity and legitimacy.
  • Reliable – Oxylabs’ static IP proxies are as reliable as they come – not only being assigned by an ISP but also coming from a reliable and proven source.
  • Guaranteed 99% uptime – with the power of data center proxies and residential proxies – static proxies have the power of both. 

What are static IP proxies used for?

Static proxies (AKA static residential proxies, static IP proxies) can be used when IP rotation is not a viable option for you.

Sometimes a rotating IP can cause issues or get banned from sites. This usually happens when making a purchase on e-commerce sites, creating social media platforms or managing business operations on classified sites. 

But the most common reason to use static proxies is quite the obvious one. In the words of our Lead Dedicated Account Manager, Jonas Jokubauskas:

Oxylabs' Account Manager - Jonas Jokubauskas
Lead Dedicated Account Manager, Jonas Jokubauskas

With Static Proxies, you get the best of the two worlds: a performance of a data center proxy along with the online legitimacy of a residential proxy.

Conclusions 

If you’re in need of a static IP with high anonymity of residential proxies, and the speed of data center proxies – static IP proxies are the way to go. 

If you have any questions, drop us a message via live chat or email us at [email protected], and our lovely dedicated account management team will be more than happy to assist you.

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About Lukas Motiejunas

Lukas Motiejunas is an Account Manager at Oxylabs, and he places a strong personal interest in the market research field. Mainly, in the merge of business sector and digital tools utilization to distinguish the most effective practices to carry out automated market research operations. So if you have any questions relating to market research, he’s your guy to answer them. Lukas believes that he has a hidden talent to be a great chef, although rumor has it, he uses the smoke alarm as a timer.

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