Dedicated tools empower a variety of approaches to web scraping. Helium Scraper simplifies the web scraping process for ease of use. Proxies and their integration is the only matter that you’ll have to take care to ensure an interruption-free data extraction.
To begin, download and install Helium Scraper. You can use the 10-day trial for free.
Launch Helium Scraper and select File > Proxy List.
Navigating to proxy settings
2. To configure proxies, add the following details.
You can also use country-specific entries. For example, entering gb-pr.oxylabs.io under Address and 20000 under Port will acquire a British exit node. Please refer to our documentation for a complete list of country-specific entry nodes or if you need a sticky session.
Address: a specific IP address (e.g., 188.8.131.52)
In the case of Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, you will have to choose an IP address from the acquired list. Please refer to our documentation for more details.
You can also use a country-specific entry. For example, entering dc.nl-pr.oxylabs.io under Address and 44000 under Port will acquire a Dutch exit node. Please refer to our documentation for a complete list of country-specific entry nodes.
3. Enter your Oxylabs proxy user’s Username and Password. Use the same credentials you entered to create a new proxy user in the Oxylabs dashboard.
Adding and configuring proxies
4. Open the Helium Scraper project you are working on and navigate to Project > Settings. This and the following step should be replicated every time you start a new project.
Navigating to Settings
5. Change Enable Proxies to True and click OK.
6. Finally, to verify the proxy integration with Helium Scraper, visit a website that shows IP addresses using Helium’s main browser. Confirm that the IP address has indeed changed.
You’ve successfully integrated your Oxylabs proxies with Helium Scraper.
Helium Scraper powered by Oxylabs proxies can make your data collection tasks more accessible.
Take a look at our integrations if you’re interested in similar tools or want to learn how to set up proxies for various operating systems, data collection tools, and browsers.
If you have any questions regarding Oxylabs proxy integration, feel free to get in touch with our team via the live chat on our homepage or send us an email.
Please be aware that this is a third-party tool not owned or controlled by Oxylabs. Each third-party provider is responsible for its own software and services. Consequently, Oxylabs will have no liability or responsibility to you regarding those services. Please carefully review the third party's policies and practices and/or conduct due diligence before accessing or using third-party services.
Helium Scraper is a data extraction tool. It allows you to scrape public data you need by employing proxies to avoid restrictions such as CAPTCHAs and IP blocks. Helium Scraper lets you focus on the desired data, not how to get it. Helium’s infrastructure offers data structurization, unlimited scalability, and custom scenarios and supports multiple export formats.
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