There is a big difference between using a list of proxies vs using a backconnect proxy and that difference will save a lot of development time. Let’s take a look at it and see how you can benefit.
If you are used to having lists of proxies, you know how painful is that. The proxies are down, they stop working, you have to renew the list etc. With a backconnect proxy all that headache goes away as you will only have to configure one proxy and only use that one. Each request will go with a new IP so you don’t get blocked (there are also options to use the same IP for more than one requests).
First: IP whitelist
The first thing that you will need to do is to whitelist your computer/server IP. You can do that by going to the whitelist section. It’s very easy to do so, as you will have to write down your public IP and whitelist it.
Once you have whitelisted your IP, you can start using the Smart backconnect proxy. That is as easy as running the following command on your computer/server terminal:
curl -vv --proxy proxy.crawlbase.com:9000 'https://api.ipify.org?format=json'
This will print a new IP address everytime is executed. So you will have already the backconnect proxy configured with worldwide proxies.
That example uses curl, but you can easily configure the proxy in other apps by using the proxy host: proxy.crawlbase.com with the port: 9000
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help with the setup of your proxy or any other matter.