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Proxy Integration With WebHarvy

To make more sense of layers upon layers of publicly available digital data, you can scan and collect it with automated tools, such as WebHarvy web scraper, for further storage and analysis.

Follow the tutorial below to learn how to integrate Oxylabs Residential Proxies and start scraping with WebHarvy.

Proxy Integration With WebHarvy

What is WebHarvy?

WebHarvy is a web scraping tool that extracts text, HTML, and images from web pages. The tool handles logins, form submissions, navigation, pagination, scheduled scraping, and supports proxies.

How to integrate Oxylabs Proxies with WebHarvy?

The tool offers easy-to-use third-party proxy support. Either a single proxy or a list of proxy servers could be used for public web data collection. Make sure to avoid using free/open proxy services, as the probability of being shut off in the middle of an operation is high.

  1. Download and install the WebHarvy app via webharvy.com.

  2. Once set up, navigate to Settings

Navigating to settings

Navigating to settings

3. Click on Proxy Settings. Select to mark Enable network connection via Proxy Server and choose HTTP, HTTPS, or SOCKS5 as your Type.

Adjusting settings

Adjusting settings

To configure Oxylabs proxies, add the following details.

Residential Proxies

Type: HTTP, HTTPS, or SOCKS5

Host: pr.oxylabs.io

Port: 7777

You can also use country-specific entries. For example, if you fill in us-pr.oxylabs.io under Address and 10000 under Port, you’ll acquire a US exit node. For a complete list of country-specific entry nodes or if you need a sticky session, please refer to our documentation.

Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

Specify the following if you purchased Dedicated Datacenter Proxies via sales.

Type: HTTP or SOCKS5

Host: a specific IP address (e.g., 1.2.3.4)

Port: 60000

For Enterprise Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, you’ll have to choose an IP address from the acquired list. Visit our documentation for more details.

Self-Service Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

Specify the following if you purchased Dedicated Datacenter Proxies via the dashboard.

Type: HTTP or HTTPS

Host: ddc.oxylabs.io

Port: 8001

For Self-Service Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, the port indicates the sequential number of an IP address from the acquired list. Check our documentation for more details.

Shared Datacenter Proxies

Type: HTTP

Host: dc.pr.oxylabs.io

Port: 10000

You can also use a country-specific entry. For example, entering dc.ca-pr.oxylabs.io under Host and 34000 under Port will acquire a Canadian exit node. Please refer to our documentation for a complete list of country-specific entry nodes.

4. Click to mark Requires authentication to enter your Oxylabs proxy user’s Username and Password. Click on the + button to add your newly input proxy to the list. Lastly, press Apply to finish your WebHarvy proxy servers integration.

Configuring proxies

Configuring proxies

And that’s all. With proxies, WebHarvy can scrape data anonymously without being blocked.

How do you scrape with WebHarvy?

  1. To begin, navigate to a target website. In this case, search results from https://sandbox.oxylabs.io/products.

  2. Press Start to begin target data selection.

Initiating data selection

Initiating data selection

3. Select the desired attributes, for example, book titles and prices. The browser allows you to click on specific content for scraping. The cursor detects data patterns that occur on a webpage. If the data repeats, the tool scrapes it automatically without additional user input.

Selecting chunks of content

Selecting chunks of content

4. Choose Capture Text and name your items accordingly.

Capturing target data

Capturing target data

5. After selecting data to be scraped, press Stop to finish the configuration.

Finishing the configuration

Finishing the configuration

6. Click Start-Mine and press ▶Start to extract your data.

Extracting data

Extracting data

7. After the extraction process is over, click Export and select the export method. WebHarvy saves scraped data in Excel, XML, CSV, JSON, and TSV formats. Alternatively, a database destination could be used as well.

Exporting data

Exporting data

And that’s it. Here’s the final result – a spreadsheet with titles, prices, availability, and description.

The final result

The final result

Wrapping up

Implementation of web scraping is a crucial part of up-to-date data-gathering solutions. WebHarvy is a code-free tool able to swiftly scale your daily data processing. As the tool accepts various third-party proxies, be sure to employ a reliable proxy services provider.

If you have any questions configuring our proxies or contemplating using our public web scraping solutions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Is WebHarvy free?

As shareware, WebHarvy offers 15 days free trial.

Does WebHarvy support RegEx?

Yes, Regular Expressions could be used to scrape target data more accurately. You can apply Regular Expressions for selected text and HTML before extraction.

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