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crawling vs scraping

Web Crawling vs. Web Scraping: How Are They Different?

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

Do you need to find large amounts of data online for research or marketing purposes, but you’re unsure how to go about this in a timely way? You don’t need to spend hours copying and pasting data or hiring additional contractors. Instead, you may want to consider web scraping services. People often get web scraping […]

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reverse proxy vs forward proxy

Reverse Proxy vs. Forward Proxy: What’s the Difference?

March 16, 2021 0 Comments

Many entities already used forward proxies for their needs, but what is a reverse proxy? Well, that’s what you’re about to learn. In essence, reverse proxies serve an entirely different purpose from a forward proxy. However, the difference lies in the fact that the communication is reflected in the back-end. This means that a reverse […]

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Why do businesses need proxies

Why do businesses need proxies?

March 15, 2021 2 Comments

Many business owners are unaware of the immense benefits that a proxy server could offer to your organization’s growth.  They can offer much more than accessing geo-restricted websites and masking your IP addresses. Even if you are a non-tech-geek, it’s well worth gaining valuable insights for your organization to succeed and stay ahead of your […]

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proxy vs vpn

Proxy vs. VPN: Which one is best for you?

March 10, 2021 0 Comments

When you hear the terms proxies and VPNs, it may often come to your mind that they are quite the same as they both mask your IP address. Both the tools indeed hide your IP address—however, the similarities stop right there. How differently they mask your IP address, along with the level of protection they […]

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The Complete Guide to Proxies for Web Scraping

The Complete Guide to Proxies for Web Scraping

March 5, 2021 0 Comments

Web Scraping has become insanely popular among IT professionals and even intruders. You might be using the right tools for web scraping. But you cannot overlook the importance of proxies as a middleman between the scraping software and your target website. While there are numerous benefits to using proxies, you need to factor in deciding […]

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http vs socks

The difference between HTTP and Socks proxy

February 24, 2021 2 Comments

As there is a massive rise in proxies’ usage for carrying out internet tasks, vendors have introduced various types of proxies over the years. In this article, you will discover significant differences between HTTP proxies and Socks proxies, which should ease your decision-making process when deciding which proxy to use over the other. Knowing the […]

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How to setup a proxy in firefox

5 simple steps to set up a proxy on Firefox

February 23, 2021 0 Comments

Open Firefox and click on the burger icon in the top right corner of your browser and select “options”. Search for “proxy” and click to open the settings Select “Manual proxy configuration”, this should be the fourth option you see. Provide the details of your proxy and click “ok”, for this example we will be […]

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Are free proxies safe

Free proxies are not safe to use! (unless with caution)

February 22, 2021 6 Comments

We here at ProxyScrape have been providing a free proxy list for quite a while now, but admittingly we have to say that free proxies aren’t always safe to use. This is because free proxies do not always provide the anonymity you did expect while browsing the internet and might be malicious. They can be […]

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How to use a proxy on windows 10

How to set up a proxy on windows 10 in 3 simple steps

February 21, 2021 0 Comments

Open the windows proxy settings by clicking here or simply search for “proxy settings” in Windows. Once the proxy settings are open, enable the “Use a proxy server” inside the settings. Finally, put the details of your proxy inside the “address” and “port” input field and click save. Now all the programs on your windows […]

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What are residential proxies and why should you use them?

What are residential proxies and why do you need them?

February 20, 2021 1 Comment

What are residential proxies Residential proxies are proxies that directly come from an ISP and are most often located on personal devices. Because the proxies are located on a personal device, unlike datacenter proxies, which are located at a data center, they are less likely to be detected as a proxy. Since the proxies are […]

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