With the proxy industry developing rapidly, more and more different types of proxy networks emerge. This article covers all the aspects of residential proxies.
What is a Residential Proxy?
A usual proxy is an intermediary server that routes requests between a client and a destination server.
A single residential proxy is a device with an IP address that comes from a residential ISP (Internet Service Provider) or an end-user device. What is special about residential proxy networks is that there are real people behind those IP addresses. As a result, your actions appear to be made by regular internet users.
What are the Types of Residential Proxies?
1. Rotating Residential Proxies
Rotating residential proxies also known as Dynamic or P2P, these proxies are gathered in large pools to be able to rotate between each other. These residential IPs usually come from end-user devices and are used to effectively hide your identity behind real people’s IPs.
2. Static Residential Proxies
Static ISP proxies come directly from ISPs, and they are hosted on ISP servers, not end-user devices. So, in contrast to the rotating proxies, the static ones can maintain availability and allow for long sessions.
Residential vs. Datacenter Proxies
Residential Proxies are often compared with Datacenter proxies. Here are some key differences:
What are Residential Proxies Used for?
The applications of residential proxies differ significantly depending on their type:
Rotating Residential Proxies common uses:
- Web scraping (collecting public web data)
- Market research
- SEO monitoring
- Price comparison
- Travel fare aggregation
Static Residential Proxies common uses:
- Multiple accounts management
- Social media marketing
- Website testing
- Ad verification
However, for reaching the highest success rates it’s best to combine Rotating and Static Residential Proxies.
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