Domain:port vs IP:port format
While using Smartproxy you will connect to specific proxy pools by using domain:port format (e.g. us.smartproxy.com:10000) and authentication. 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.
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 here.