What do I need to do in order to use my residential IP as a proxy?


Ana Quil



In order to explain the concept of residential proxies, we have to define what a proxy is in the first place. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a proxy server is ‘a computer system that facilitates the exchange of data between users on a network’. The main reason to use a proxy server is for greater security, for example, forwarding requests across a firewall.

It usually acts as a point of transition between your computer or local network and larger-scale networks (e.g. the internet itself). It can be used for multiple purposes, such as improving security and performance on one hand and monitoring your online activities on the other.


If you want to ‘fool’ the browser and servers in order to get the information you want in spite of the fact that your real IP is being blocked, you will need to change your IP address from time to time.

For this, you will need a residential proxy network. A high-quality residential proxy network will:

  • Make your web browsing more reliable

  • Decrease the chances of you getting blacklisted by your target website

  • Improve your privacy, security and safety

  • Be more legitimate than data-center proxy

I recommend checking these providers:

Roxlabs provides business intelligence data, advanced proxies and enterprise level support. Their team has decades of personal experience in the network data collection and extraction industry, so they know what is most effective. Roxlabs claims that they have residential proxies from any country and city in the world. You can find interactive maps on their website and see how many IPS they have in each country. Roxlabs provides residential and data center proxies for its customers. You can view the service pricing of residential proxies and data center proxies.

Here are some of the benefits of using roxlabs services:

  • Residential and private http / HTTPS proxies;

  • 30 + million residential proxies and 1.5 + million private proxies;

  • 7-day free trial without credit card;

Roxlabs proxies is most suitable for SEO, network crawling, data mining and geolocation crawling.

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