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Adelina Kiskyte

Nov 18, 2020 11 min read

Datacenter proxies are the fastest and most reliable type of proxies. Companies use them for email and brand protection, market research, and to secure their intellectual property. They are also common among cybersecurity professionals. 

Here you will find all the main information that will help you start using Oxylabs Datacenter Proxies quickly.

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What you get with Oxylabs Datacenter Proxies

Market-leading proxy pool with over 2 million IPs from 82 locations and nearly 8000 subnets.

Exceptional performance – fast IPs with 99.9% uptime.

Live support and dedicated account managers – get 24/7 support via live chat or at [email protected].

Technical features

Dedicated IPs – Oxylabs Datacenter Proxies are never shared between multiple users at the same time, which means better speed and performance.

Unlimited number targets, bandwidth, and concurrent sessions – no boundaries for your scraping projects.

Proxy rotator for session control – rotate proxies or keep the same IP address whenever needed, and improve your success rate.

Pricing

Choose from different plans and pay monthly, or pick a yearly subscription and save 10% every month! Our 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 low response time. To learn more about each subscription plan, visit the pricing page.

Using Datacenter Proxies

Oxylabs Datacenter proxies use basic HTTP protocol. In order to start using Datacenter proxies, you will need to get a username, password and link to your IPs list from the account manager or support team at [email protected].

Proxy lists

Once you purchase Oxylabs Datacenter IPs, you will receive two URLs to your proxy list from your account manager or our support staff. All you need to do is open one of the URLs in your browser (you will be prompted to enter your login credentials) or make a GET request with your credentials to one of the links. The link which starts with https://proxy.oxylabs.io/key/{key} will provide you IPs list in plain text:

While URL which starts with https://api.oxylabs.io/v1/proxies/lists/{uuid} will give you access to IPs list formatted in JSON:

Your list of proxies in JSON format will look similar to this one

Authentication

Oxylabs Datacenter proxies use basic HTTP authentication that requires sending username and password. In order to get your credentials, contact your account manager or support team at [email protected].

Another authentication option is whitelisting IPs. You can create a list of trusted IP addresses or IP ranges that can access your proxies. Read more at IP Whitelisting.

Depending on your authentication method, you may need to change proxy port:

Proxy portUsage
60000Required when using login credentials (username and password). When using a rotation machine (virtual machine) then this port is needed both with credentials and authenticating through whitelisted IPs.
65432 Required when authorizing through whitelisted IPs.


IP Whitelisting

If you are using our Datacenter Proxies directly, without the rotation machine (VM), you can whitelist your IPs yourself. 

Simply log into the dashboard at https://stats.oxylabs.io and on the sidebar at the bottom you will see a section named “Add Whitelist”. Click on the link and you will be navigated to the self-whitelist page.

On the page, you can manage all the whitelisted IP addresses that you use to access our Datacenter Proxies. You can whitelist individual IPs and subnets up to /24. If you wish to whitelist a larger subnet, please contact your account manager or the support team at [email protected]

RESTful

You may also whitelist IPs by sending queries directly to our endpoints. Please note there is a five-minute cooldown for confirming any changes to your whitelisted IPs list.

Retrieve your whitelisted IPs list

GET https://api.oxylabs.io/v1/whitelisted_ips

Sample output:


Please note: 

  • If you are using the Rotation Machine (VM), you cannot whitelist the IPs yourself. However, we can do it for you, if you provide us with the list of IP addresses that will be used to connect to the proxies. After we whitelist the IPs, you will no longer need any login credentials to access the proxies.
  • If you are using whitelisted IPs to access the proxies, you will need to use port 65432. For the rotation machine (VM), the port remains 60000.

Rotation machine (VM)

Oxylabs Proxy Rotator, or rotation machine (Virtual Machine), is an additional feature that allows getting higher success rates and saving your in-house resources. Proxy Rotator is a great feature that rotates your IP addresses, or lets you keep one IP address for a certain time. In other words, you can control your sessions depending on your needs.
Find out more about the benefits of Datacenter Proxy Rotator or read how to use this feature.

Integrations

SwitchyOmega

SwitchyOmega is a powerful and reliable proxy manager that works with many popular browsers. From our own experience, it is one of the best proxy plugins. We highly recommend using SwitchyOmega with our proxies as well. To do that, first, you need to get the plugin. For Chrome, click here, for Firefox, click here. Once you have it installed, follow the steps:

  1. Open SwitchyOmega options:

2. Click New profile….

3. Give this new profile a name, choose Proxy Profile type, and click Create.

4. Change Protocol to HTTP. Under Server, enter one of the proxies you have purchased from us. Under Port, add 60000 if you are using username:password authentication method, and 65432 if you are using whitelisted IPs.

5. Next, click the lock button on the right. Fill in your Username and Password. Click Save changes

Note: If you have whitelisted your IP, skip step 5.

6. Click Apply changes

7. For the final step, click on SwitchyOmega icon and choose your newly configured proxy. 

FoxyProxy

FoxyProxy is a simple proxy manager that works with many popular browsers. First, you need to get FoxyProxy. For Chrome, click here, for Firefox, click here. Once you have it installed, you should:

  1. Open FoxyProxy Options.
  2. Click Add.
  3. In IP address, DNS name, server name fields, enter one of the proxies.
  4. In Port field, you should enter port. If you use user/pass authentication, port is 60000. If you have whitelisted your IP, port is 65432.
  5. In Username (optional) field, you should enter your username. If you have whitelisted your IP, leave this field blank as the plugin will authorize through it and ignore everything you write in this field.
  6. In Password (Optional) field, you should enter your password. If you have whitelisted your IP and wish to authorise through it, leave this field blank.
  7. After filling in all fields, press Save.
  8. In order to get all of your requests running through this setup, you must press on FoxyProxy plugin icon (1) and click on Use proxy Proxy for all URLs (ignore patterns) (2).
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(2)

If you would like to learn more, read our blog post about setting up FoxyProxy.

Proxifier

To use our Datacenter Proxies with Proxfier, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Proxifier app.
  2. Add proxies. Click on Proxies (1). Click Add (2).

3. In the following window, enter the required information. IP Address (1), Port (2), which for username/pass authentication is 60000 and 65432 for whitelisted IP authentication, select HTTPS (3) protocol. In the authentication box, click Enable (4) and enter the provided Username (5) and Password (6). Do not forget to add customer- at the beginning of your username. 

If you have whitelisted your devices, do not click on Enable, your authentication will be done without username/password. If you wish, you can enable Appear as Web Browser option. Click OK.

4. You will be prompted with a window asking if you want Proxifier to use this proxy by default? This means that this setup will be used for all of your browsers. It is up to you to decide.
If you select Yes, you are done setting up.  If you wish to use proxies just on a particular browser, follow next steps.

5. Click on Rules (1) and then click Add… (2).

6. Click + (1) button to add applications that you want to use proxy settings. Select the browser that you want to use these proxy settings on and click on it. Finally, you have to change Action (2). Click on it and select your created proxy.

This is it, all of your requests, while using the browser which you defined in your rules of Proxifier, will be sent via proxies.

Find out more about setting up Proxifer with our proxies.

Conclusion

Oxylabs Datacenter Proxies are a great solution for companies that look for fast and reliable proxies. Their integration is simple, and they can be used with third-party software. Used together with Oxylabs proxy rotator, Datacenter Proxies allow you to control your sessions and reach higher success rates on your web scraping projects.

If you have any questions or would like to try our Datacenter Proxies, please contact our support team at any time via email ([email protected]) or the live chat.

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About Adelina Kiskyte

Adelina Kiskyte is a Content Manager at Oxylabs. Adelina constantly follows tech news and loves trying out new apps, even the most useless. When she is not glued to her phone, she also enjoys reading self-motivation books and biographies of tech-inspired innovators. Who knows, maybe one day she will create a life-changing app of her own!

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