There are 14 proxy server networks,
six located in the US, and one each
in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Singapore.
The locations you get access to depend on the plan you choose:
Additionally, there is an open proxies
server included in every plan, which provides access to
hundreds of open proxies around the world.
PROXYMESH_50 plans and above can also
choose a world proxy server that provides
15,000 static IPs around the world.
Yes, more locations will be added over time, based on demand and availability.
There are currently 10 outgoing IPs
at each of the proxy server locations (for 140 total), and
since these rotate twice a day, you effectively have access to 20
IPs per location per day, for a total of 280
IPs per day. The open proxies server may have anywhere from 100 to over 1000 IPs,
and the world proxy server has about 15,000 IPs.
The 14 main proxy server networks change IPs every 12 hours, providing
a total of 280 different IPs every day
(and you don't have to do any manual switching).
The rotation times are staggered, so they don't rotate all at once.
The open proxies change at a rate of about 100/hour (~100 removed, ~100 new).
The world proxy IPs rarely change.
Probably not. If you need to scrape Google, Craigslist, LinkedIn,
or do any SEO related web scraping, please look elsewhere,
such as Trusted Proxies.
Maybe, but that's not what ProxyMesh was designed for, and you'd probably
use a lot more bandwidth than you'd expect. A better option is to
use a VPN such as Hide My Ass or a
web proxy with a persistent IP, like WonderProxy.
No (we hate that as much as you).
There is absolutely no software to download or install. All you have to do
is configure your existing client
to use our proxy server.
Nope, we use the existing HTTP protocol, so any HTTP client can
access our proxy servers without going through a VPN.
No, we only support the HTTP protocol right now.
Yes. The proxy server itself is still HTTP, but it can securely proxy HTTPS/SSL
connections between you and a HTTPS server (using the CONNECT method).
All communication between your client/browser and the secure site is encrypted;
the proxy server is only moving the data back and forth. The only caveat
is that since the proxy server cannot inspect HTTPS requests, all
proxy authorization headers or custom ProxyMesh headers must be sent with
the initial CONNECT method. IP based authentication is recommended.
End-to-end HTTPS support will be added in the future.
Check out our HTTP client examples
to see how to set the Proxy-Authorization header in various
HTTP clients. If your client isn't covered and you'd like see an example, then
send us an email.
You can also use IP address authentication, which
allows you to add multiple IP addresses to your account. Once you've
receive the specific address and port of our proxy server, and can add
IP addresses or configure the Proxy-Authorization header.
See how to change your IP address with a proxy server for links to proxy configuration instructions for specific browsers. The
easiest way to use a browser with ProxyMesh
is to add your IP address from the dashboard, and then tell your browser to
use our proxy auto-configuration url, which you can also find in your dashboard.
We have our own python based proxy server that forwards your requests
through a set of rotating squid
proxies. Your requests are not changed in the process, except to remove
the following request headers in order to protect your privacy and
anonymity, so that your requests cannot be traced back:
Yes, you can send custom headers to the proxy server to control which
IP addresses you use. This is documented in
How to Control the IP Address of the ProxyMesh Proxy.
It depends on how much bandwidth you expect to use each month, how many
sub accounts you need, and which proxy server locations you want access to.
If you expect to use less than 20GB of bandwidth, don't need sub accounts,
and only want to access a single proxy server, then the
plan is the best deal. If you expect to use between 20GB and 60GB each month,
need sub accounts, and/or you want access to 2 proxy server networks,
then you should choose ProxyMesh 20.
For 60GB - 200GB per month, access to 5 proxy servers, and up to 50 sub accounts, choose
If you expect to use over 200GB per month and/or want access to all 14 proxy servers,
choose ProxyMesh 100.
Yes, once you signup you'll have access to a dashboard showing
your current bandwidth usage and an estimate of your next bill. If you are
using sub accounts, their bandwidth will be tracked as well. You also have the
ability to set monthly and total bandwidth limits, to keep usage costs under control.
Sub accounts are intended for web scraping professionals and companies
that are using ProxyMesh on behalf of a client or customer and wish
to pass on the costs. For example, if you are using ProxyMesh with
Visual Web Ripper on behalf of a client, you can use sub accounts to track the
bandwidth used on your client's behalf, then bill them for it, at
whatever price you wish. Sub accounts will have the same proxy access that
your main account has, but will have their own usernames and can have their
own authenticated IP addresses.
Yes we do, and we have international customers that are successfully
using the service. If you do have any problems subscribing with your
credit card, then please contact us.
Yes, if you'd like to evaluate the service , you can
signup for a free trial.