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Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies Quick Start Guide

Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies Quick Start Guide

Vytenis Kaubrė

2023-10-253 min read
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Oxylabs’ Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, purchased through the Sales Team, offer complete ownership of a proxy IP along with access to the market’s largest proxy pool, exceptional speeds, unlimited bandwidth, and the largest selection of proxy locations.

In this guide, you’ll find all the fundamental information that’ll get you on track to start using Oxylabs’ Dedicated Datacenter Proxies.

Setting up Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

To start off, head over to the Oxylabs dashboard and register an account. Once you purchase Dedicated Datacenter Proxies through the Sales Team or sign up for the free trial, you’ll receive an email with proxy credentials from your Account Manager or our Support Team.

Receiving a proxy list

The easiest way to receive your Dedicated Datacenter Proxy list is by logging in to the Oxylabs dashboard. Then, on the left-hand side menu, choose Proxy lists, which will give you the option to view your list in plain text format:

Receiving a proxy list

Plain text example:

Dedicated Datacenter Proxy list example in plain text

Another way to retrieve your proxy list is through the API. Visit our documentation to find further guidelines.

Making a basic cURL request

Follow the steps below to make a request using a proxy in cURL:

1. Pick an IP address from the acquired list.

2. Form the cURL request and specify your chosen IP in the request parameters.

Making a request in cURL

You can copy this code below:

curl -x 1.2.3.4:60000 -U user1:pass1 https://ip.oxylabs.io/location

3. Run the code in a terminal or any other setup to send a GET request to the https://ip.oxylabs.io/location website, which will send back the IP address of your request.

For examples in other programming languages, visit our documentation

State and City targeting

If you want to target a specific state or city, contact your Account Manager or our Customer Support Team to receive IP addresses from the exact locations you require.

Proxy rotation and sticky sessions

Session management is available with Oxylabs’ free Proxy Rotator that rotates your IP addresses or lets you keep one for a specified timeframe. In other words, you can control your proxy sessions depending on your needs.

To have Proxy Rotator enabled for your Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, please contact your Account Manager or our Support Team.

Proxy rotation using Proxy Rotator

Proxy Rotator uses a single endpoint for requests. Below you can find a cURL code sample that makes a request to https://ip.oxylabs.io/location. Note that the vm.oxylabs.io domain is just an example only:

curl -x vm.oxylabs.io:60000 -U username:password https://ip.oxylabs.io/location

Sticky sessions using Proxy Rotator

To keep the same IP address for subsequent requests, first, you’ll need to know the serial number of the proxy IP you want to keep. You can achieve this by looking at the proxy list that you receive from us, since Proxy Rotator uses it to rotate IPs. There, proxies are numbered sequentially from top to bottom, starting with s1 at the top. For instance:

1.2.3.1 - s1
1.2.3.2 - s2
...
1.2.3.49 - s49
1.2.3.50 - s50

Once you have this information, you can add the --proxy-header "Proxy-Server: sXXX" header to your request, where sXXX is the number of the proxy, for example, s5 or s2541. Here’s a basic cURL example:

Making sticky sessions using Proxy Rotator

The same query is presented below:

curl -x vm.oxylabs.io:60000 -U user1:pass1 https://ip.oxylabs.io/location --proxy-header "Proxy-Server: s10"

You can find code samples in different programming languages and more information in our documentation and GitHub repository.

Protocols

By default, the HTTP protocol is enabled for Dedicated Datacenter Proxies. If you want to activate SOCKS5 protocol for your account, contact our Customer Support Team via live chat or email, or your Account Manager, and they’ll assist you.

Response Codes

These are the most common response codes you can get while using our Datacenter Proxies. If you receive any other response code, please contact your Account Manager for more information.

Response code Error Message Description
404 Not Found The specified resource couldn’t be found.
407 Proxy Authentication Required An authorization header is missing, or your credentials are incorrect.
500 Internal Server Error We had a problem with our server. Try again later.
503 Service Unavailable Failed to connect to the target server. DNS failure to resolve the target server address.
504 Gateway Timeout A proxy server timed out while waiting for a response from the target server.

Usage Statistics

The Oxylabs dashboard is the place to see usage statistics. The Statistics section will show the traffic volume you’ve used, the number of requests you’ve made, and how many errors you’ve faced day-to-day. Here, you can also filter the statistics to view specific information for any selected period. Below you’ll find a few screenshots of the Dedicated Datacenter Proxies dashboard.

1. Here’s an example of the usage statistics:

Accessing usage statistics

2. You can filter the statistics by targets, subnets, IPs, users, and countries. There are also additional filters for each tab: date range, IP, subnet, target, or user. On this page, you’ll also find the amount of encountered errors.

Filtering usage statistics by targets

Additional resources

If you have any questions or want to try our Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, don't hesitate to contact our Support Team at any time via live chat or email.

Furthermore, you can follow our content to learn more on scraping-related topics and find in-depth guides with code samples:

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer unlimited bandwidth for Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

Yes, you can use as much bandwidth as your project requires without any additional or hidden fees.

Do you offer a Public API for Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

Yes, we do. The Datacenter Proxy API allows you to add or replace proxy subnets, see the status of these processes, see historical changes, and check IPs that are offline due to downtime. Please refer to this documentation in OpenAPI format.

What are the technical requirements to start using Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

Before using Dedicated Datacenter Proxies for web scraping purposes, you should meet specific requirements to unlock the full potential of Oxylabs proxies. Here’s a list of expected infrastructure before using proxies:

  • Servers to make requests from

  • A programmer proficient in a supported language

  • A web scraper and target URLs

  • A parser to extract the data you need

  • A database or storage solution

What is the required know-how for using Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

Here’s a list of expected knowledge:

  • Understanding of IP addresses and how they relate to proxies;

  • Basic knowledge of HTTP/SOCKS5 protocols and proxy authentication methods;

  • Ability to configure proxy settings in the chosen programming language or application;

  • Awareness of potential issues that can arise when using proxies, such as speed and reliability limitations or IP blocking by certain websites.

Yet, we have plenty of resources that can help along the way, such as blog posts, YouTube videos, integration guides, developer-friendly documentation, and GitHub repositories, so be sure to check them out.

How to integrate proxies with other applications?

Oxylabs’ proxies can be easily set up on any 3rd-party software. Visit our integrations page for in-depth proxy configuration guides with popular tools, including:

Additionally, we offer our own tools for easier proxy management:

How to create a fingerprint for successful scraping jobs?

When using proxy servers for web scraping, we highly recommend forming your own browser fingerprint to further enhance and optimize the success of your scraping operations.

A browser fingerprint is a unique user identifier that all websites can source from your HTTP requests. It includes information about your device and browser, such as user agent, screen resolution and size, CPU/GPU information, plugins and extensions, and even installed fonts.

You can create a fingerprint by using and adjusting HTTP headers, cookies, scraping sessions, and other factors that websites use to identify organic versus automated traffic. If you want to learn more about this topic, see our materials on what is a browser fingerprint and its impact on web scraping.

How to whitelist IPs?

IP whitelisting is another proxy authentication method you can use to create a list of trusted IP addresses or IP ranges that can access your proxies without the user:password authentication. Note that you’ll need to use port 65432 when accessing proxies through whitelisted IPs. Visit this documentation page for more details.

Can I get a free trial for Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

Yes, you can. Click the Contact sales button at the top-right corner of this page and fill in the form, or send us an email. To simplify the process, please provide details about your intended use case of Dedicated Datacenter Proxies. 

Once you submit your request and after our team assesses it, our sales team will contact you. You can find more details regarding the trial period on our FAQ site.

What are the pricing options of Dedicated Datacenter Proxies?

You can choose from different plans and pay monthly, or pick a yearly subscription and save 10% every month! Our Dedicated Datacenter Proxy subscription plans:

  1. Starter (100 IPs in the US, or 60 IPs in the rest of the world*)
  2. Business (500 or 285 IPs*)
  3. Corporate (1,000 or 577 IPs*)
  4. Enterprise (Over 5,000 or over 2,500 IPs*)

* Price per IP and number of IPs may vary based on IP location, target, and other factors.

Each plan includes unlimited bandwidth and domains, 99.9% uptime, and quick response times. To learn more about each subscription plan, visit the pricing page.

About the author

Vytenis Kaubrė

Junior Technical Copywriter

Vytenis Kaubrė is a Junior Technical Copywriter at Oxylabs. His love for creative writing and a growing interest in technology fuels his daily work, where he crafts technical content and web scrapers with Oxylabs’ solutions. Off duty, you might catch him working on personal projects, coding with Python, or jamming on his electric guitar.

All information on Oxylabs Blog is provided on an "as is" basis and for informational purposes only. We make no representation and disclaim all liability with respect to your use of any information contained on Oxylabs Blog or any third-party websites that may be linked therein. Before engaging in scraping activities of any kind you should consult your legal advisors and carefully read the particular website's terms of service or receive a scraping license.

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