What is a residential proxy?

A residential proxy is an proxy that uses equipment connected to a regular broadband connection, such as a home (home). In order to forward your request, the residential proxy may use a laptop and PC connected through the residential Internet service provider or a mobile device connected to the home Wi-Fi.

The only difference between them and other broker types is ISP. A residential proxy uses a residential Internet service provider such as Comcast or BT (depending on where you live). Therefore, when using one, your request will appear as coming from a regular home connection. Just like you use your laptop at home.


Residential proxy allows you to select a specific location (country, city, or mobile operator) and access the Internet as a real user in that area. A proxy can be defined as an intermediary that protects users from general network traffic. They act as buffers and also hide your IP address. A proxy is an alternate IP address assigned to a user by the provider.

All user search requests are sent to the proxy server via the proxy IP and then to the resource server. In this way, users' activities are hidden and their identities remain anonymous.