What is the difference between a data center proxy and a residential proxy?

The data center

A data center is an organization that provides a large number of consecutively numbered IP addresses that are stored on servers in the data center.

Pros: Data center IP is more affordable than residential IP. They are also known as "static IP" because they are always available and can remain in session for a long time without becoming unavailable before their goal is achieved.

Cons: Thousands of data centers around the world. They are listed and their IP can be identified as not being a real user, making them easier to identify and block. Some web sites may display misleading information when detecting connection attempts from data center IP addresses.

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Residential IP

IP address of the real terminal user.

Advantages: When used properly, residential ips are nearly impossible to identify as proxies because they are the real IP of the end user. The residential network using Bright Data allows unlimited concurrent connections and great flexibility as it consists of over 72 million ips located in every country in the world.

Cons: The residential IP may become unavailable and be replaced during the session because it is a real person's device and can be used or turned off - Bright Data takes extra steps to ensure the satisfaction and comfort of its network peers.