Which Proxies to Choose
Datacenter or Residential

4 Mar 2020

GoLogin hides your fingerprint. The program masks your platform, browser, screen resolution and other parameters that can help track your activity on the Internet. But one of the most basic parameters that you need to hide is your IP. If you use the same IP with different accounts, then you risk being blocked. In addition, you may lose the ability to create accounts from this IP.

In order to avoid this, people use proxies. But there are several types of proxies. You can buy a residential IP or datacenter IP. But what are their differences and which option is right for you? In this article, we will help you understand this complex topic.

So, let's start with the definition. What is residential IP? A residential IP address is the IP address associated with a gadget, such as a phone or laptop. Their real owners, Internet service providers, register IP addresses in publicly accessible databases, which allows websites to determine the Internet service provider, network, and device location. Most online services recognize residential IP addresses as real people, unlike those using datacenter IP addresses.

What are datacenter proxies? Datacenter proxies are IP addresses that are offered by another corporation, not an Internet service provider. When you visit a website, the web server will determine the credentials of the datacenter proxy instead of your real identifying information.

So what are their main differences? One of the most important is the price. Residential proxies are expensive. This is due to a limited number of providers. This is the usual law of supply and demand. Considering that using residential proxies sites can still ban you, it’s risky enough to buy them. Because you can lose money. Yes, the probability of blocking residential proxies is less than that of datacenter proxies, but it is and you pay money for it.

You can buy datacenter proxies in bulk. The cost of one proxy is about $ 6 per month, one hundred proxies cost about $ 100. If you are a startup and you do not have a lot of money, then datacenter proxies will be the best option. With proper operation, this is the most effective solution.

The second most important difference is the degree of anonymity. Since datacenter proxies are not tied to a specific provider and place, and they do not have a direct connection. However, this does not help you disguise yourself from sites. On the contrary, they will consider it suspicious that you are hiding your real IP. Residential proxies, on the contrary, will create the appearance of a real person who does not hide his identity.

The third difference is the possibility of mass use. Hundreds of thousands of datacenter proxies are currently available. You can be sure that you will always find a replacement for a compromised IP. With residential proxies, things are a little more complicated. There are not many of them. If some provider can sell a lot of proxies, then their price will be high.

The final difference is the degree of security. Residential proxies can only be used by one person and no one will interfere with your workflow. With datacenter proxies, you must check the supplier, as he can sell them to other people

Now you know what residential and datacenter proxies and their differences. It all depends on your capabilities and needs. Choose your proxy and use them in GoLogin, try the free 7-day trial period right now!

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