A residential proxy is an intermediary server between you and the website you're trying to access. This server has an IP address that's been provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP), not a data center. These IP addresses are attached to physical locations across the globe at a country or city level. Requests coming from residential proxies stand out for their legitimacy, allowing you to gather public data efficiently.
Other proxy services may charge extra for additional concurrent sessions but at Oxylabs, we do not limit concurrent sessions, so you can easily scale up your web scraping projects whenever required.
A single backconnect proxy gives you access to a continuously rotating proxy pool, allowing you to control sessions and avoid IP bans and CAPTHCAs. In return, an average of 99.95% success rates are guaranteed for your scraping projects.
Our Residential Proxy network covers 195 locations and offers country, city, state-level and ZIP code geo-location targeting. Oxylabs proxies help access geo-restricted content without extra charge.
Power your web scraping projects with rotating Residential Proxies from a pool of 100M+ IPs. With a worldwide coverage of Residential IP addresses, you can easily overcome geo-location blocks.
Choose between HTTP or fully encrypted HTTPS protocol for an extra layer of security while scraping.
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Via Oxylabs dashboard you can easily manage your proxy usage. Be confident that your web scraping projects will never stop unexpectedly.
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Oxylabs proxy manager tools are free and available for the Chrome browser and any Android device. Simply add and switch between multiple IPs on the go with a simple one-click connection.
With Lloyd's insurance, any Oxylabs client will have a guarantee that in case of our objective fault, our insurers will compensate them for the losses they've incurred (and proven). Such insurance is also one of Oxylabs' benefits, as no other proxy solution in the market offers Technology Errors & Omissions (Technology E&O) and Cyber insurance for their products.
All of our clients get the help they need via our chat support, available 24/7. For our Corporate and Enterprise Residential Proxy clients, a Dedicated Account Manager is assigned to help with any issue or request and is there to guide through any obstacles.
Our Residential Proxy network is backed by patented technology and utilizes a state-of-the-art transport layer network protocol. The cutting-edge technology enhances our network's speed, reliability, and security, providing users with a seamless and uninterrupted scraping experience.
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Rotating residential proxies is the most effective tool to check how ads are displayed to different audiences globally.
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Residential IPs are great for identifying threats, testing applications, or monitoring websites in different locations.
One of the most common applications for any residential IP address is to scrape certain public information. This includes product listings, prices, and similar public information. Most sites are very cautious with the traffic they get, meaning that if they find the traffic suspicious, they will block it. Residential proxies come in handy here, as they allow you to imitate an organic internet user. Such traffic is highly unlikely to be classified as a bot-like activity, ensuring high success rates.
Residential proxies allow accessing content that may be unavailable in specific geographic locations. Depending on the country, or state, websites may display content differently. Therefore companies that gather global information need access to data all over the world. This includes e-commerce companies that use dynamic pricing, businesses that monitor minimum advertised price (MAP), or those that work with fare aggregation in various fields.
Manage your proxies by signing in to the dashboard or through the backend services. Our Residential IPs have an enhanced public API, allowing you to manage your Residential Proxies without the need to log into the dashboard. With Oxylabs Residential Proxy API, you can create, update, or delete sub-users, set traffic limits, as well as get statistics on your proxy users’ traffic. We keep improving our services, so you can expect more features to be added to the public API soon.
Oxylabs' customer service is really good. One time I used their proxies with captcha solving software. The software was actually using my connection, and it ran up my data bill. Oxylabs was kind enough to forgive this overage even though it was totally my fault. I didn't even ask for a credit, my rep simply offered it.
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Are residential proxies legal?
It highly depends on how you use residential proxies. There is no single answer to this question, as before engaging in any activities with proxies, you must make sure if scraping data does not breach any laws.
For more details, head over to our blog post “Is web scraping legal?” where we have this topic covered.
Where can I get free residential proxies?
Free proxies can compromise your privacy by sharing your data with third parties. It's best to invest in a reputable residential proxy service. Oxylabs offer a Pay as you go pricing plan that allows you to pay based on the amount of traffic you use, avoiding overpaying for the entire subscription. You can top up with as little as 1 GB, ensuring cost efficiency and flexibility.
How do residential proxies work?
Residential proxies route the internet traffic through an intermediary server. This server changes the IP address of your connection request. Residential proxies differ from other kinds of proxies because they are connected to real mobile and desktop devices, which are used as the intermediaries for your connections.
Are residential proxies good?
Residential IPs are attached to physical locations; thus, they seem more real and legitimate, helping you minimize the number of IP bans and CAPTCHAs. Also, residential proxies cover more geo-locations, so you can easily access geo-specific content at a country or a city-level.
How do I get a residential proxy?
A residential IP can be acquired from a local ISP with a dedicated device, or purchased from a proxy service provider. The latter offers more options regarding IP types, ports, enhanced functionality as well as live support. Free proxy solutions are typically associated with security risks and reliability issues. It is recommended to procure trustworthy services ready to support your tasks every step of the way.
How do we count the number of our Residential IPs?
We count this number by multiplying the following values: Oxylabs Residential Proxy pool, unique exit node number per day, and days in quarter. Note that the end result varies on a monthly basis.
How do I connect to a residential proxy?
While you can manually enter specific proxy parameters, we highly recommend using our Endpoint generator. To access it, first, log in to the dashboard, select Residential Proxies, and click on Endpoint Generator. Then, select the following settings:
1. Region: Hong Kong or Beijing if you're connecting from China or Global for the rest of the world.
2. Authentication method: User authentification or Whitelisted IPs.
3. Endpoint type: Backconnect Entry or Country.
4. Location settings: If you choose a Backconnect Entry, you can specify country, state, or city. But if you select a Country, you can choose only a country.
5. Session type: Sticky or Rotating.
6. Output format: port or HTTP.
Once you retrieve a list of endpoints, you can use them in your script.
How much are residential proxies?
Our plans start from $300 per month with a 25GB traffic allowance. We also offer a Pay as you go plan with no monthly commitments. See the Pricing section for more details.
What are static residential proxies?
While most static proxies are datacenter IPs and residential proxies are constantly rotating, static residential proxies offer a blend of both. The combination merges the speed of datacenter proxies and organic traffic resemblance of residential proxies. Since an ISP assigns their IPs, static residential proxies offer uncompromised anonymity while technically being the same as datacenter proxies. You can learn more about static residential proxies in our blog.
Is there a bandwidth limit with Oxylabs residential IPs?
As we charge per GB, we limit the bandwidth for our residential IPs.
Can residential IPs be used via SOCKS5 protocol?
Not currently, however our Datacenter Proxy pool offers connection via SOCKS5 protocol.
What is the difference between residential proxy and VPN?
Generally, the main difference between a residential proxy and VPN is that residential proxy masks the user’s IP address with one from an Internet Service Provider. On the other hand, a VPN creates an encrypted connection between the user’s device and the internet for privacy and security. However, you should note that residential proxies can also fully encrypt your connection if you choose residential proxies with an HTTPS protocol.
How do I use residential proxies on my iPhone?
To use residential proxies on an iPhone, you can configure proxy settings within your device's network settings. Here's a simple guide to configure iPhone proxy:
1. Go to your iPhone's "Settings" app.
2. Tap on "Wi-Fi" and select your connected Wi-Fi network.
3. Tap on the "i" icon next to the Wi-Fi network name.
4. Scroll down and locate the "HTTP Proxy" section.
5. Choose the "Manual" option.
6. Enter your proxy server and port information given by your proxy service provider. If your IP isn't whitelisted, you should also turn on the authentication.
7. Tap "Back," and the proxy settings will be saved.
How long does a residential proxy last?
Typically, our Residential Proxies rotate automatically, but if you want to keep the same IP address for a longer period of time, you can do that by selecting a sticky session parameter. By default, this parameter will keep the same session for 10 minutes, but if you need a longer or shorter duration, you must define the session time. It's possible to keep the same IP address for up to 30 minutes.
How can I get a free US residential IP address?
You're risking using free US proxy servers because your data can be easily shared with third parties by free proxy service providers. Also, free US proxies aren't stable as it's unknown where they came from and how many users are using them simultaneously. It's advisable to invest in a trusted US residential proxy service, such as Oxylabs, and get US proxies effortlessly.
How many residential proxies do I need?
It depends on your specific use case because it can vary depending on the scale of your operations, the number of concurrent connections needed, and the target websites you're accessing. Before purchasing residential proxies, we recommend consulting a reputable proxy service provider.
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