How do I start using Smartproxy?

To start using Smartproxy:

1. You need to create an account in our dashboard

2. Choose the plan that fits your needs the best and get started!

Please contact us for more details.

Smartproxy Residential Rotating proxies

FYI:
1. Interested what pricing plans are available? Check here
2. Want to understand what ‘monthly commitment’ means? Find out here
3. Want to know more about possible integrations? Read more here

Do you have instructions or guidance on how to use proxies?

Sure we have. Check detailed instructions HERE.

Do you have a control dashboard? Where can I see my usage stats?

Once you have registered to our system and payment is completed, you will get access to the Smartproxy control dashboard.
Smartproxy dashboard menu
You will be able to:

1. See your daily usage statistics.

2. Create and manage sub-users for specific targets. Read more here

3. Add more credits or change plans in a few clicks. Read more here

4. Whitelist your IPs. Read more here

5. See all endpoints

Many more..
Smartproxy dashboard window

Not using Smartproxy yet? Get your account here

FYI:
1. Want to know how we track usage? Check here
2. Want to know more about possible integrations? Read more here
3. Need to target specific location? Find info here

Authorization process and IP whitelisting

Smartproxy residential proxies can be accessed via two different types of authorization:

1. standard username:password authentication

2. using IP-based whitelisting feature in the dashboard. IP whitelisting allows you to create lists of trusted IP addresses that won’t require user:pass authorization.
Smartproxy dashboard whitelisting IPs
 

FYI:
1. Want to know how we track usage? Check here
2. Want to know more about possible integrations? Read more here
3. Need to target specific location? Find info here

Can I integrate Smartproxy residential proxies with a 3rd party software?

Of course, you can. Smartproxy proxies can be configured with all major automation bots. If your software runs on a dedicated server or on your local machine, simply add the machine IP to your whitelisted IP list. You can find more integration guides HERE.
You can configure Smartproxy proxies with all major automation bots.
Not using Smartproxy yet? Get your account here

FYI:
1. Curious how does Smartproxy platform work? Check here
2. Want to know how can you use these proxies? Find here

Can I create subusers?

Create subuser in the dashboard to follow up traffic dedicated for different tasks, locations or similar.

Smartproxy dashboard subusers
FYI:
1. Curious what else will you find in the dashboard? Check here
2. Want to know how can you start using Smartproxy? Find out here
3. Not sure how will we count your traffic? Read more here

How Does Endpoint Filtering Work? Which Ports Do I Need to Use?

Once you have a dashboard account, log in and choose the Endpoints tab on the left side menu. Select the endpoint filters there and get a shell example of the curl you need.

First, choose the basic proxy parameters you need:
choose Smartproxy Endpoint filtering parameters
1. Choose Parameters:

  • Choose the session type:
    ROTATING SESSION – assigns a new IP for each request.
    STICKY SESSION – assigns an IP for a longer period (default session time – 10 min). The session will be terminated:
    – after 60s of inactivity;
    – if the IP address does not respond.
    If your session is terminated, you will receive a new sticky IP with the same rules applied.
  • Choose the proxy location:
    RANDOM – use a random IP from the whole pool.
    SPECIFIC LOCATION – use IPs only from a specific location. You can target IP addresses at the country or city level.

2. Choose Authentication Method:

  • WHITELISTED IP – If you choose this authorization method, you won’t need to use your credentials – whitelisted IP addresses do not require the user:pass authorization. Whitelist several IPs to create a list of trusted IPs. You can whitelist your IP in the Whitelisted IPs tab on the left.
  • USER:PASS – If you choose this authorization method you can insert your credentials in the username and password fields in the ”Ports” section below to get the full shell example. Authenticate with your dashboard login or subuser credentials. Use subusers to track traffic usage of different tasks or locations.

3. Enter Your target


Once you select the parameters, you will get the endpoint and port information that fits your needs.

Smartproxy Endpoint filtering Shell example
  • ENDPOINT – this is the address you must use to connect to the selected proxy pool.
  • PORT – add the port number to your endpoint to connect to the proxy server.
  • PORT RANGE – use any port(s) in this range to connect to the endpoint.

NOTE:
1) Click `Download all` to download a CSV file with a list of all available ports for sticky or rotating sessions.
2) Click `Copy` to copy your shell example.

Can I select a proxies from a specific location?

Residential proxies can be accessed through country-specific or city-specific ports by using your login credentials (username and password) or via whitelisted IPs.

You can also access your proxies through a single backconnect endpoint: gate.smartproxy.io:7000. In this case, you need to pass the country/city parameter alongside your username and password.

Not using Smartproxy yet? Get your account here

FYI:
1. Curious what else can you do in control dashboard? Check here
2. Not sure how our pricing model work? Find out here
3. Want to know more about possible integrations? Read more here