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Welcome to Smartproxy!

We know you can't wait to start using the best proxies in town! That's why this guide will have you up and running instantly. Find everything you need to get started: hold on tight and scroll down!

Welcome to Smartproxy!
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    40M+ proxies in 195+ locations
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    24/7 instant epic support
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    Full anonymity, privacy, and security
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    Advanced rotation and unlimited connections

Table of contents

1. What is a proxy

how it works

The proxy server acts as an intermediary between any device and the rest of the internet (read more about a proxy here). There are two main types of proxies. Residential proxies are private IP addresses from real devices, associated with internet service providers (ISP). On the other hand, datacenter proxies are not affiliated with an ISP – they are virtual and generated in powerful data centers.

2. How proxies can serve you

How proxies can serve you

Thousands of businesses, individual hustlers, and web developers use Smartproxy every day for various use cases.

Web Scraping

Web Scraping

3. Your Smartproxy package

Your smart proxy package

Our proxies

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 500K+ 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.

...and their features

...and their features

Fast. According to Proxyway's research, we're one of the proxy market leaders for residential proxies' speed, achieving a response time of less than 1 second.

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.

Anonymous. All proxies in our pool are anonymous. They never give away your real IP address or location.

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/tools accept domain:port format.

Easy to use. We have over 35 guides on configurations and integrations that’ll help you set up proxies on any browser, device, or tool. Read our documentation.

24/7 customer support. Our team is ready to help you around the clock. Let's chat!

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  + top-notch scraping solutions

  • SERP Scraping API –  allows you to scrape all popular search engines like Google, Baidu, Bing and Yandex by sending just one API request. Learn more.
  • eCommerce Scraping API – gather data from eCommerce websites like AliExpress, Idealo, and Wayfair by sending just one API request. Learn more.
  • Web Scraping API – collect data in HTML from virtually every website by sending just one request. Learn more.
  • No-Code Scraper – schedule scraping tasks and store scraped data without writing a single line of code. It also has awesome pre-made scraping templates! Learn more.

+ awesome free tools

X Browser
Tool

X Browser

Juggling multiple profiles has never been easier. Get unique fingerprints and use as many browsers as you need, risk-free!

Chrome Browser Extension
Extension

Chrome Browser extension

Easy-to-use, damn powerful. A proxy wonderland in your browser, accessible in 2 clicks. There’s one for Firefox too. Free of charge.

Firefox Browser Add-on
Add-on

Firefox Browser Add-on

Tired of proxy lists? Generate instant user:pass lists for your sticky sessions and export proxies in seconds. Oh, and it’s a native desktop app. 

Address Generator
Tool

Address Generator

Tired of proxy lists? Generate instant user:pass lists for your sticky sessions and export proxies in seconds. Oh, and it’s a native desktop app.

No-Code Scraper
Extension

No-Code Scraper Extension

No coding skills? No problem! Harvest and sort any data you need in a smart and easy way. Yup, free of charge. 

Product Type

Shared 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 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

4. Purchasing a plan

Purchasing a plan

Our residential and datacenter proxies’ pricing is based on traffic usage (yup, unlimited bandwidth!). SERP, eCommerce, Web Scraping APIs and No-Code Scraper pricings are based on the number of requests while dedicated datacenter proxies are priced per IP address.

Billing. Each plan comes with a monthly auto-renewable subscription. Payments are made automatically from your credit card or PayPal on a monthly basis, at the beginning of every billing cycle. The billing cycle begins on the day of your first payment.

Smart Wallet. Access Smart Wallet on the dashboard to use it for any Smartproxy’s product you want to purchase. The tool works with both one-time payments and recurring subscriptions; in addition, one credit equals one dollar. Read more about Smart Wallet here.

Pay As You Go. This payment system allows you to use residential proxies without committing to a subscription plan. So top up your Smart Wallet, turn Pay As You Go on, and you'll be automatically charged $12.5 for 1 GB. After you use 90% of 1 GB, you'll be automatically charged for the next GB. When you don't need Pay As You Go, simply turn it off. Note that you can't have a subscription plan and Pay As You Go simultaneously. Read more about Pay As You Go here.

Subscription management. You can change your plan by upgrading, downgrading, renewing, or canceling it at any time. Have in mind that unused GBs can be transferred to the new billing cycle only in case you upgrade the subscription.

Traffic management. Use the auto top-up function or purchase extra GBs any time! With auto top-up, unused GBs will be transferred to the next month automatically, including when you’re renewing or upgrading your subscription.

Refund policy. You're 100% safe with the first order's 3-day money-back option (crypto payments excluded). 

Trial policy. A 3-day free trial with 3k requests is available for one Scraping API product. So if you choose to test, for example, SERP Scraping API, you won’t be able to try eCommerce Scraping API, Web Scraping API, and No-Code Scraper. If you want to try other products, apply for a free trial by contacting [email protected]. Just be aware that you’ll have to provide information about your company and your use case.

Opt-out of subscription. As each plan creates an auto-renewable monthly subscription, you have to opt-out of the monthly subscription before the next billing cycle starts. 

5. Purchased a plan. What’s next?

Smartproxy dashboard overview

Smartproxy dashboard overview

Pricing. Buy, upgrade, renew, or downgrade your plan.  

Authentication method. Choose your authentication method. Learn more

Endpoint generator. Connect to the specific location’s proxy pool.

Traffic usage. See your traffic statistics and subscription details. Learn more

Requests usage. See your requests’ statistics and subscription details.

Subscription management. See all your subscription details, turn on auto top-up, view your payment history, cancel your subscription.

Proxy management. Manage your dedicated datacenter proxies – replace up to all IPs for the subscription’s price per IP. If you’re changing several IPs from the list rather than the entire list, they’ll be active until the end of your current subscription.

Collection management. Manage your No-Code Scraper collections.

Apps. Up your proxy game with X Browser, Chrome and Firefox add-ons, or generate proxy lists.

Referral program. Invite your besties to the Smartproxy fam and get 10% of the residential plan size your friend purchased! The referral program will launch automatically after 32 days of your subscription’s activation.

Buy traffic. Purchase more GB traffic for residential and datacenter plans, or requests for the SERP, eCommerce, Web Scraping APIs, and No-Code Scraper here.

6. Getting started

Authentication methods

6.1. Authentication methods

Username:Password authentication method for residential, datacenter proxy and Scraping APIs’ plans

If you choose this authentication method, you will need to use 'username' and 'password' credentials together with your selected proxy server (domain:port). To set up this authentication, open the 'Authentication method’' tab and enter your username and password in the ‘Authenticate via Username:Password’ block.

Be aware that your first proxy user password is the same as your dashboard login one. We strongly recommend changing it. 

If you make any changes to your proxy user, please wait for 10-15min before using it again.

Whitelisted IP authentication method (for residential proxies only)

Whitelisted IP authentication method (for residential proxies only)

If you choose IP whitelisting as your authentication method, you won't need to use your Username:Password together with your selected proxy server (domain:port).

To set up this authentication, open the 'Authentication method' tab and add your current IP address by clicking the Add button or enter any IP address manually in the ‘Authenticate via whitelisted IP address’ block. 

Have in mind that the whitelisted IP option doesn’t work with datacenter proxies, IPv6 whitelisting is also not supported. With whitelisted IPs, you can hold sticky sessions for up to 10 minutes only.

Endpoints

6.2. Endpoints

Proxy location. Use the proxy address (endpoint, e.g. gate.smartproxy.com:10000) to connect to the specific location’s proxy pool. With residential plans, you can filter location by specifying country, US state, or city from over 195 locations. With the datacenter plans, we offer US and European proxies. As for dedicated datacenter plans, only the US proxies are available.

Session type: rotating session. The IPs will change automatically with each new request from the proxy pool you specified. You don't need to have an IP list anymore or rotate proxies manually, as the port will cover it all behind the scenes.

When you're using the rotating session, the port will be identified with one number. For example, a rotating proxy in a random location will use the 7000 and the USA one - 10000. The exit IPs will be rotating automatically.

Session type:

Session type: sticky session. If you choose this session, proxies will rotate slower. This means that you can keep the same IP for a longer period of time: residential proxies from 1 to 10 and even 30 minutes. In case of datacenter proxies, up to 30 minutes. 

If you use a sticky session, you can use any port(s) in the ports range to connect to the proxy server (endpoint). By changing the port number, the exit IP will change too. You can also download your filtered list of domain:ports by clicking on ‘.csv’ or '.txt' format next to the 'Download the list via'.

Voilà! Now you have everything: the authentication, the proxy address, and the port (or port range) to integrate our proxies with any software/bot/scraper of your choice!

And hey, if you need specific integrations or configurations with the most popular tools, check out our help docs, GitHub or chat with us!

6.3. Choosing endpoints

rotating session

For rotating session

You’ll get a new IP with every request.

From a random location
gate.smartproxy.com:7000 endpoint will rotate your IP from a random location withevery new request.

curl -U user:pass -x gate.smartproxy.com: 7000 https://ipinfo.io

From a specific location
To rotate your IP with each request to a new specific location you need to choose a specific domain:port combination. 

This means, you need to use one city/country specific proxy endpoint. For example,us.smartproxy.com:10000 will give random US proxy IP with every query.

curl -U user:pass -x us.smartproxy.com: 10000 https://ipinfo.io

sticky session

For sticky session

You’ll have the same IP for up to 30 minutes.

From a random location
If you need to establish sticky sessions from a random location, use a single backconnect entry node with sticky session parameters.

curl -U user-<user>:<pass> -x gate.smartproxy.com: 10000 - 49999 https://ipinfo.io

From a specific location
If you want to choose a new specific location, you need to choose a new sticky port. 

You can choose it in the Endpoint generator tab, under the Session type section. 

Main countries have up to 10,000 ports with sticky IPs. For example, it.smartproxy.com:25762 will give the same Italian IP address for up to 30 minutes. Please note that this endpoint has 10,000 sticky ports, from 20001 to 29999.

curl -U user:pass-x it.smartproxy.com: 20001 - 29999https://ipinfo.io

We do not recommend using IP:port format unless it's absolutely necessary (e.g., if your app doesn’t accept the default domain:port format) since our server's IP may change at any time or stay for up to 10 minutes with a sticky session. If you have any questions, please contact the support team!

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6.4. Sending APIs requests

SERP Scraping API

In the Authentication method tab on the dashboard, enter your username:password credentials, and choose which search engine you want to scrape. Then click on the Generate button to see an example of the code for you to use. 

Note that in the dashboard, there is only cURL code example, so go to the help docs to check other programming language examples (such as Python, JavaScript, etc.)

eCommerce Scraping API 

In the Authentication method tab on the dashboard, enter your username:password credentials, and choose which eCommerce site you want to scrape. Then click on the Generate button to see an example of the code for you to use. 

Note that in the dashboard, there is only cURL code example, so go to the help docs to check other programming language examples (such as Python, JavaScript, etc.)

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Web Scraping API

In the Authentication method tab on the dashboard, enter your username:password credentials, and click on the Universal button. Then click on the Generate button to see an example of the code for you to use. 

Note that in the dashboard, there is only cURL code example, so go to the help docs to check other programming language examples (such as Python, JavaScript, etc.)

No-Code Scraper

In the Collection Management tab on the dashboard, click a Create new button to create a new collection. Now you can choose between three pre-made collections. If you choose the Universal collection, you’ll need to install the No-Code Scraper extension. You can do that by downloading on the Chrome Web Store.

Check the help docs for more info.

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Best quality-price ratio

Listen, we love you like no one’s business. That’s why we offer you the dopest services for a literal bargain, a bunch of free tools, and customer support that never sleeps. Seriously, we won the Best Value Provider award for this stuff.

7. Help & Documentation 

Help and Documentation

Need more information? Check out our help docs for setup guides for different browsers, operating systems, smartphones, and much more. Also, find some useful code samples as well as dope tips & tricks.