A 3-Step Approach to Understanding Which Proxy Types Are Best for Your Business

First, decide what you will be doing with the proxy.

Second, decide how well you actually need to be doing those things.

Third, pick the type of proxy that best supports what you’re doing and how well you’ll be doing it.

  • Data center proxies, aka Virtual Private Networks are operated from — you guessed it — data centers. These are dedicated facilities with lots of physical and/or virtual computers in one place.
  • Residential proxies are run on individual’s computers in their private residences.
  • Mobile proxies use IPs assigned to internet connections from mobile devices. These IPs change frequently. For example, you practically always get a new IP address every time you reboot your smartphone and connect to the internet.

Choose data center proxies / VPNs to save money when you have basic, entry-level requirements or don’t need to see completely accurate information.

Choose residential proxies when you need real answers that the success of your business will depend on.

Choose mobile proxies to future-proof your business with technology fully on your side.

Finally, remember that you can always mix and match proxy types to achieve the ideal setup for your business.

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