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  • Reliable premium proxies

  • Ideal for traffic-intensive tasks

  • One of the largest 102M+ proxy pool


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Buy SOCKS5 Proxies

Discover the power of SOCKS5 Protocol that supports both, our Residential Proxies and Dedicated Datacenter Proxies - choose a product and integrate with ease using the documentation.

Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

The highest performing proxies on the market. Superior performance with any scale project with an average uptime of 99.9%.

  • 2M+ Proxy pool

  • 188 available countries

  • Supports UDP and TCP connection

  • No bandwidth or concurrency limitations.

Best for:

Market research, brand protection, email protection, cybersecurity.

Starting from $180/month

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Residential Proxies

Avoid getting blocked and gather data effortlessly with human-like scraping. Enjoy reliability and security backed by our patented technology.

  • 100M+ Proxy pool

  • Avg. 0.6s response time

  • Supports TCP connection

  • Free ASN, ZIP code, city, state, and country targeting

Best for:

Review monitoring, ad verification, travel fare aggregation, cybersecurity.

Starting from $15/GB

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What is a SOCKS5 Proxy?

A SOCKS5 proxy directs data packets from a specially set source through a distant server and provides authentication options to guarantee that solely approved users can reach this server. Unlike other proxy types, constrained in redirecting web browser traffic, SOCKS5 proxies demonstrate greater flexibility. Due to its properties, there’s a range of use cases SOCKS5 proxy servers are best suited for, such as video streaming, live calls, and traffic-intensive data gathering.

Rotating Residential SOCKS5 Proxies

Suited for versatile and traffic-intensive data gathering, our Residential SOCKS5 Proxies offer TCP connections tailored to meet your needs effectively. Unlock the full potential of your data-intensive tasks with our TCP-connected Residential Proxies.

Best for traffic-intensive scraping

If you think HTTP(S) connections are not enough for your needs, then a SOCKS5 proxy is what you need, as with private SOCKS5 proxies, you can go through a UDP connection. SOCKS5 proxy servers work amazingly for any traffic-intensive tasks, like scraping, video streaming, live calls, etc. Choose unlimited Dedicated Datacenter SOCKS5 Proxies if you need a UDP connection for more versatile or traffic-intensive data gathering.

Quick and easy integration

Get your proxy list and use a simple cURL request to start scraping with SOCKS5 Proxies. Forget "dead" proxy servers and access over 102M+ dedicated SOCKS5 proxies instantly. With Oxylabs' quick and easy integration, you'll be sure to access any source on a UDP or TCP connection and effectively achieve the most traffic-intensive data-gathering jobs out there.


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What our customers say

At Oxylabs, we believe in providing our customers with a top-notch experience from start to finish. Whether it's delivering top-tier performance or providing amazing customer support, we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.

Very easy to set up proxies and use their dashboard. A lot of data to track and see. Account managers are helpful and always ready to solve any problems.

James D.

Great customer service, truly 24/7 support. Great documentation, along with competitive pricing. The proxies work as described, and I have never had any problems with them.

Oliver R.

A lot of documentation and useful information on automatization. Also, account managers are very helpful with everything that might concern using their proxies, how to implement them in programs, how to use the dashboard, and how to see the exact info that we want to see. So glad that I picked their services.

Harry R.

Added benefits of private SOCKS5 Proxies

Bypassing IP restrictions

SOCKS5 Proxies ensure that you access the required targets without internet blocks.

Reliable resources

We make sure that our SOCKS5 Proxies are stable so no issues occur during scraping.

Unlimited concurrent sessions

No limits to concurrent sessions making any scraping job a lot smoother and faster

Free advanced targeting

Enjoy free ASN, ZIP code, city, state, country targeting, and access data in any location.

99.9% uptime

Oxylabs' SOCKS5 proxies have the highest uptime on the market.

Usage stats dashboard

See detailed proxy usage stats, whitelist your IPs, and manage your account.

SOCKS5 Proxies vs. VPN

While SOCKS5 Proxies and VPNs share some common features, SOCKS5 proxies are not a substitute for VPNs as they serve slightly different purposes. Note that you shouldn't use both SOCKS proxies and a VPN at the same time, as it may lead to slow internet speed.  

Use rotating SOCKS5 proxies to remain anonymous online and reach faster web browsing speeds. 

Use a VPN to enhance online privacy due to better encryption.

Frequently asked questions

Does SOCKS5 hide IP?

Just like other proxies, the SOCKS5 proxy can conceal a user’s real IP address online from other internet servers. However, internet service providers (ISPs) can still see the traffic routed through a proxy.

How much do unlimited SOCKS5 proxies cost?

The prices for SOCKS5 proxies may vary depending on the service provider and the package/plan you choose. You can see the costs for Oxylabs’ high-quality proxies here.

Can I get SOCKS5 for free?

Yes, there are many online websites where you can find free shared SOCKS5 proxies. However, we strongly recommend refraining from using free proxies as it bears certain risks, from slow speeds and poor performance to sensitive data leakage.

Can SOCKS5 be detected?

Generally, any proxies, even high-quality residential proxies, can be detected without preliminary precaution measures. Free or cheap SOCKS5 proxies are more likely to get detected, while residential SOCKS5 proxies from reliable providers are harder to spot as proxy providers regularly change their IP addresses and use rotating proxies to avoid detection.

Is SOCKS5 better than VPN?

It depends on what you intend to use them for. Both SOCKS5 proxy and VPN can mask your IP address and provide anonymity online. SOCKS5 ensures greater speeds but doesn’t encrypt your connection, while a VPN is slower but encrypts your traffic.

What's the difference between SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies?

The main differences between SOCKS proxies and an HTTP proxy lie in their security, functionality, and performance. HTTP proxies have a higher level of security, while SOCKS5 proxies offer greater speeds and allow more flexibility as they are not dependent on any specific network protocols. For more information, read this extensive article about SOCKS5 vs. HTTP proxies. Additionally, check out this post to learn what SOCKS5 Proxy has to do with distorting proxies.

Do you offer USA SOCKS5 proxies?

Yes, Oxylabs offers one of the largest USA SOCKS5 proxy pools. In addition to that, we provide US state-level targeting, so you can even get proxies from specific states. If you want to use US proxies, contact our sales team for more information.

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