Proxy Guide for Web Scraping πŸ₯·πŸ•·οΈπŸ’‘

You'll learn:

βœ… What are they and why use them
βœ… Types of proxies
βœ… Checklist for using proxies
βœ… Popular proxy providers

πŸ”· What are proxies and why use them?

Proxy = 3rd-party server that routes your request through them and uses their IP address in the process, hiding yours.

Why use?

βœ… Avoid IP bans
βœ… Bypass rate limits
βœ… Access region-specific content
βœ… Improved security
πŸ”· Types of proxies

Datacenter (servers in data centers - duh!)
βœ… cheap
❌ many IPs blacklisted
❌ IPs under the same subnet

Residential (private residences in specific ZIP codes)
βœ… rarely banned
βœ… variety of locations
❌ expensive

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Mobile (IPs of mobile devices)
βœ… almost never banned
βœ… variety of locations
❌very expensive
❌mostly for scraping pages show on mobile devices
πŸ”· Checklist for using proxies

1⃣ For slow rates (1 req / 2-3 sec) try without proxies
2⃣ For faster rates, if data is non-sensitive, try free proxies
3⃣ If free is no good, try datacenter IPs first, switch to residential on high failure rates
4⃣ Rotate the proxies
πŸ”· Popular providers (FREE, pretty good)
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