Proxy Server Types

Back Connect Proxy

“One Way Glove”

Purpose: One-time short-term use. For example, for data scraping or posting

Advantages: A large number of IP addresses at a low price for each of them. Very less likely to receive the same IP address again.

You will get just several IPs (so called Ports or Gateways) that don’t change and you will insert them in your software or bots. By each HTTP request or after a given period of time (usually 3, 5, 10 minutes) your bots will get new IPs.

Besides, residential proxies are the most imperceptible of all the proxy types, i.e. can not be identified as a proxy, since their IP addresses are registered with the name of home Internet providers (mobile, cable or ADSL providers operating global and local like Verizon, T-mobile, Rostelecom, AT & T etc)

Disadvantages: Due to the fact that each request is sent through a new IP address, there is some instability in speed and response time. Slow or even completely dead proxies could make it into the fastest proxies.

Things to consider: The time it takes to obtain a new IP address may differ among packages from different providers. In some cases, it is a fixed time, e.g. 3 minutes, after which a new address is received. In other cases, there is no fixed time and a new address is obtained after refreshing the page or on each HTTP request.

Solution: Select a package in accordance with its tasks. Pay attention to the Proxy Package Finder’s “Rotation Time” and “Adjustable” options

Special Proxy

“Surgical Scalpel”

Purpose: Guaranteed to work with the target site or program. Most often for executing processes that are very sensitive to the geographical location of the proxy or require certain technical parameters.

Advantages: 100% functionality. There are no neighbors in the subnet that may affect the functioning of the proxy. Precise geo-targeting and minimum ping

Disadvantages: High price.

Things to consider:

  • The proxy is configured to solve strictly defined tasks. All unnecessary ports are blocked. You probably will not be able to use this proxy anywhere except the specified target site. This will be technically impossible.
  • Most often, you may not have the opportunity to test the proxy before paying.

Solution: Before buying, discuss the ins and outs with the provider

Shared Proxy

“Swiss Army Knife”

Purpose: A cheaper alternative to private proxy – static (non-changing) IP address.

Advantages: A large number of IP addresses at a relatively low price.

Disadvantages: Some providers set stricter limits on a number of simultaneous connections and traffic volume. Some providers also disable support for some protocols (e.g., SOCKS).

Things to consider: The proxy is highly likely to be banned in the target site. Therefore it is not recommended for long-term goals (e.g. for account growing, level-up etc).

Solution: If there is no free testing before buying, check with the provider whether his proxy can work in your target site.

Private Proxy

“Money Tree Seed”

Purpose: Long-term individual access to web resources through a static (non-changing) IP address

Advantages: No neighbors (other users using the IP at that moment). Can be used concurrently with any application and on any sites other than those belonging to banned providers.

Disadvantages: High price for each IP

Things to consider:

  • Despite the fact that at a particular moment, you are the only owner of the private proxy, it is possible that the proxy had already been used by someone and is already banned in the target site.
  • Even if the proxy has not been used by anyone before, it may not work in your target site due to the fact that the IP address is in the same subnet as other blacklisted IPs.

Solution: Before you buy, check with the provider whether his proxy works in your target site. This is especially important if you plan to use the proxy for google, facebook, amazon and other tech giants