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Jolita Pundzaite

Nov 05, 2021 3 min read

Extracting data might sometimes be troublesome when it comes to building and maintaining customized web scrapers. Yet, with the growing significance of data collection, more easy-to-use tools that aid in data extraction are being developed, one of which is ParseHub. In this article, we’ll show you how to make the best out of this tool by integrating it with Oxylabs Residential Proxies. 

What is ParseHub?

ParseHub is a convenient low-cost tool for scraping public data from websites. It allows users to extract information to easy-to-read spreadsheets or APIs. 

How to integrate Oxylabs’ proxies with ParseHub?

Settings configuration in ParseHub is a pretty straightforward process. Before getting started, visit Oxylabs dashboard and add your IP address to the whitelist under Residential Proxies > Whitelist.  If you haven’t created your user yet, do that in the Residential Proxies > Users section as well. You may need your user credentials for authentication in ParseHub later on.  Then, follow the steps below: 

1. Download ParseHub and install it on your computer.

2. Launch ParseHub.

3. Create a new project from your home screen by clicking on the “+ New Project” button.

4. Insert a URL from which you would like to scrape public data from. In this example, we’ll use oxylabs.io. Then, press “Start project on this URL”. 

5. Wait for the  project to be ready and switch to the “Browse” mode. 

6. Once the “Browse” slider is green, open the drop-down list on the top-right side and click on “Preferences”.

7. Select “Advanced”, click on the “Network” tab, and choose “Settings”.

8. Select “Manual proxy configuration”, insert pr.oxylabs.io in the “HTTP Proxy” field and “7777” in the “Port” field. Click “OK” to save the settings.

That’s it! You’ve successfully integrated Oxylabs Residential Proxies with ParseHub. To make sure it’s working properly, check your IP address on a database such as whatismyipaddress.com

Summing up 

ParseHub, in combination with Oxylabs Residential Proxies, might serve as a powerful tool for public data scraping. 

If you come up with any questions about Oxylabs proxy integration, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at your convenience. 


About Jolita Pundzaite

Jolita Pundzaite is a Product Marketing Manager at Oxylabs. With almost 10 years of experience in marketing and tech, Jolita likes to call herself “a jack of all trades”, constantly looking for ways to improve people's lives through technology. She loves reading books, travelling to distant places, experimenting in a kitchen or sliding down the mountain on a snowboard. When she is not at work, most probably you will find Jolita doing some HIIT workouts or simply chilling in an ice hole testing out her limits.

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