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Domain:port vs IP:port format


While using Smartproxy you will connect to specific proxy pools by using domain:port format( and authentication.

domain port format explained

That means that to connect to a specific proxy pool you need to decide on:

  • Authentication method – username:password or whitelist.
  • Proxy server address – determines location you want to reach (random or specific).
  • Proxy server port/port range– determines session you will use (rotating/sticky).

Set authentication methods in dashboard ‘Proxy user’ or ‘Whitelist’ tabs and filter right proxy in ‘Proxy server’ tab.

IP:Port format

Our server’s IP may change at any time. We do not recommend using IP:Port format unless it’s absolutely necessary (e.g. if your application does not accept the default endpoint:port format). Find instructions on IP:Port format in our help center.

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