Lukas Motiejunas

Jul 09, 2019 3 min read

You probably already know or heard about residential proxies (if you haven’t, we cover all about residential proxies in our blog post, so we urge you to check it out before reading this article). In short, they help you hide your IP address by covering it up with another, residential (legitimate) IP. 

However, 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 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 residential proxies?

Static residential proxies are data center IPs that are assigned via a contract by an Internet Service Provider (ISP). And as the name “static” implies, static residential proxies allow 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 residential proxies’ benefits 

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

  • Fast – originating from data center proxies, static residential proxies are just as fast as their counterparts.
  • Provide high anonymity – being assigned by an ISP, static residential proxies offer high anonymity and legitimacy.
  • Reliable -Oxylabs static residential 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 residential proxies have the power of both. 

What are static residential proxies used for?

Static residential proxies (AKA static 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 residential proxies is quite the obvious one. In the words of our Lead Dedicated Account Manager, Jonas Jokubauskas:

All About Static Residential Proxies
Lead Dedicated Account Manager, Jonas Jokubauskas

With Static Residential 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.


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

If you have any questions regarding static residential proxies, text as via live chat or email us at [email protected] and our lovely dedicated account management team will contact you as soon as they can. 

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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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