Residential Proxies vs. Datacenter Proxies: Which to Choose?
Everybody uses proxies nowadays, some because they want to surf anonymously, others because they have had their home IP flagged on certain websites or just because their online activities require the use of several IPs. It is not a secret that a proxy works like a charm as an intermediate between you and the website that you want to access, but what happens when you use a datacenter proxy versus a residential proxy?
The answer is pretty simple, datacenter proxies are easier to label as ‘proxies’ because they do not belong to a real ISP and a simple search on the internet by the proxy IP will show this information, meaning that websites can easily ban your proxy. When you buy static residential proxy your proxy IP will show up as being owned by a real ISP so you will be able to access all websites, including those with good proxy detection (for instance survey websites). This is one of the main reasons why static residential proxies are more expensive.
Some proxy providers offer rotating residential proxies. The difference between this type of residential proxies and the static ISP proxies that we provide is that their IP changes with every request. When you buy this type of residential proxies you will not be charged by the number of IPs included but by bandwidth that you can use (5 GB, 10 GB, etc). This implies one big disadvantage: you will not be able to keep the same residential proxy IP for a longer time which makes them impossible to use for services that require IP consistency (Facebook, Google, Amazon, Ebay, PayPal, etc.)
If you buy static residential proxy from us you will see that our residential proxies are private, they do not change, they do not come with bandwidth restrictions and are faster. You can keep your static residential proxy for as long as you continue to pay for it but you can also replace it once per month if you wish.
In conclusion, static ISP proxies from us are the best choice for users who need to access websites that have better proxy detection, such as survey sites. It is more expensive than a normal dedicated datacenter proxy but it has the benefits of acting like a real ISP IP and this unique feature will improve your online experience even more.