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FAQ: Smartproxy overview

Find out everything you need to know about using residential, shared or dedicated datacenter proxies, and Scraping APIs with Smartproxy.

More questions are covered here: FAQ: getting started and FAQ: Billing

FAQ

Topics

  • What Is Smartproxy?
  • Where Can I Use Your Proxy Products?
  • Do you have any blocked sites?
  • Shared residential proxies
  • Shared datacenter proxies
  • Create a dashboard account and start using Smartproxy
  • Smartproxy benefits and features
  • How Secure Is Smartproxy Network?
  • HTTP/HTTPS and SOCKS Protocols
  • Dedicated or static IP lists
  • Help documentation and Support
  • Report abuse of Smartproxy service
  • What Locations Are Available in Smartproxy?

What Is Smartproxy?

Smartproxy is a public data access platform that offers over 40 million residential, and shared or dedicated datacenter proxies. In addition to that, we have Scraping APIs for various data gathering needs: from SERP and eCommerce scraping to universal web data gathering and no-code scraping. 

Product type

Rotating IPs

Static IPs

Dedicated IPs

Rotating session

Sticky session

Proxy authentication

Domain:port format 

SOCKS5

HTTP, HTTPS and IPv4+IPv6

Includes a scraper

Includes a parser

Residential

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes, from 1 min up to 10 or 30 min

Username:Password; IP whitelist

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Datacenter

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes, 30 min

Username:Password

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Dedicated Datacenter

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Username:Password

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

SERP Scraping API

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Username:Password

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web Scraping API

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Username:Password

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

eCommerce Scraping API

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Username:Password

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No-Code Scraper

Yes

No

No

Yes 

No

Username:Password

No

No

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Our residential and datacenter proxies work like semi-dedicated proxy networks. For instance, you can use the same IP address for up to 30 minutes with a sticky session. Also, they are relatively cheap like shared proxies but at the same time high-performing because only a few clients can use the same proxy at any time.

Residential. All 40M+ IP addresses in our residential proxy pool come from real desktop and mobile devices. These proxies cover more than 195+ locations and are known for their flexibility. 

Datacenter. Our 400K+ IP addresses come from data centers in the US and Europe. These proxies are known for their exceptional speeds and are cheaper than residential ones. 

Shared. A shared proxy network allows you to use all proxies in our pools at any time. This brings the price down and lets you make thousands of simultaneous requests.

Private. Need more ownership? If you’re using an IP from our dedicated datacenter proxy pool, it belongs only to you.

Global. A simple backconnect node will let you target IPs in any location worldwide. State or city-level targeting with our proxy network is a breeze, pinky swear. Note that while we have residential proxies in more than 195 locations worldwide, shared datacenter proxies are in the US and Europe, and dedicated datacenter ones – only in the US.

Rotating. Our advanced rotating proxy network will change proxies for every request or hold the same IP from 1 to 10 and 30 minutes. With rotating residential and datacenter pools, you won’t have to purchase individual/static IPs. But don’t you fret, most bots and tools accept domain:port format.

Top data scraping solutions. We have three different scraping APIs customized for every use case: for scraping search engines, eCommerce sites, and every site on the World Wide Web! Oh, and if you’re not into coding, you can scrape your heart out with our No-Code Scraper!

In case of a hiccup, DM our 24/7 customer support team. Let’s chat!

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