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ABC S5 Proxy's FAQ

What is a residential proxy?

Residential Proxy network is a proxy network that contains real IP addresses provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). These IP addresses are attached to physical locations across the globe at a country or a city level. Requests coming from residential proxies stand out for their legitimacy, allowing you to gather public data efficiently.

Do you offer a residential proxy free trial?

No, no trial is provided, you can choose the most suitable package to complete your trial operation, if you have other questions, you can send an email to support@abcproxy.com

I purchased an Enterprise plan, how do I use it?

The quota of the enterprise plan cannot be used directly. You need to go to the dashboard and convert it into a regular quota by generating a CDKey. Because in this way, you can plan your balance flexibly, or resell through the Partner Program to earn your own money.

Are residential proxies good?

Residential IPs are attached to physical locations; thus, they seem more real and legitimate, helping you minimize the number of IP bans and CAPTCHAs. Also, residential proxies cover more geo-locations, so you can easily access geo-specific content at a country or a city-level.

How do I connect to a residential proxy?

If you need to use Socks5 to complete your business, first you need to download ABC S5 Proxy Manager. During use, if you encounter any problems, you can learn about them through the user guide, or you can send an email to support@abcproxy.com

How much are residential proxies?

Our plans start from $0.04 per IP . We also offer a Pay as you go plan with no monthly commitments. See the Pricing section for more details.

What are static residential proxies?

While most static proxies are datacenter IPs and residential proxies are constantly rotating, static residential proxies offer a blend of both. The combination merges the speed of datacenter proxies and organic traffic resemblance of residential proxies. Since an ISP assigns their IPs, static residential proxies offer uncompromised anonymity while technically being the same as datacenter proxies. You can learn more about static residential proxies in our blog.

Can residential IPs be used via SOCKS5 protocol?

Yes! Our Residential (socks5)Proxies, as well as Dedicated Datacenter Proxies offer connection via SOCKS5 protocol.

How do I use residential proxies on my iPhone?

To use residential proxies on an iPhone, you can configure proxy settings within your device's network settings. Here's a simple guide to configure iPhone proxy:
1. Go to your iPhone's "Settings" app.
2. Tap on "Wi-Fi" and select your connected Wi-Fi network.
3. Tap on the "i" icon next to the Wi-Fi network name.
4. Scroll down and locate the "HTTP Proxy" section.
5. Choose the "Manual" option.
6. Enter your proxy server and port information given by your proxy service provider. If your IP isn't whitelisted, you should also turn on the authentication.
7. Tap "Back," and the proxy settings will be saved.

How many residential proxies do I need?

It depends on your specific use case because it can vary depending on the scale of your operations, the number of concurrent connections needed, and the target websites you're accessing. Before purchasing residential proxies, we recommend consulting a reputable proxy service provider.

ABC S5 Proxy's FAQ

How do I connect to a residential proxy?
While you can manually enter specific proxy parameters, we highly recommend using our Endpoint generator. To access it, first, log in to the dashboard , select Get Proxy, we provide “API” or “User & Pass Auth” way, and click on Endpoint Generator. Then, select the following settings:

1. Region: Hong Kong or Beijing if you're connecting from China or Global for the rest of the world.
2. Authentication method: User authentification or Whitelisted IPs.
3. Endpoint type: Backconnect Entry or Country.
4. Location settings: If you choose a Backconnect Entry, you can specify country, state, or city. But if you select a Country, you can choose only a country.
5. Session type: Sticky or Rotating.
6. Output format: port or HTTP.
Once you retrieve a list of endpoints, you can use them in your script.
How much are residential proxies?
Our traffic plans start from $0.7 per GB. In order to ensure the smooth running of your business, the more traffic you purchase, the longer the validity period will be.. See the Pricing section for more details.
How long does a residential proxy last?
Typically, our Residential Proxies rotate automatically, but if you want to keep the same IP address for a longer period of time, you can do that by selecting a sticky session parameter. By default, this parameter will keep the same session for 30 minutes, but if you need a longer or shorter duration, you must define the session time. It's possible to keep the same IP address for up to 120 minutes.

Currently, if you need a longer time limit, you can choose the Static (ISP) Residential Proxies plan, sticky session keep the same IP address for up to 720 minutes.

What is an ISP proxy?

An ISP proxy is a go-between IP address hosted on a datacenter but registered under an ISP (Internet Service Provider). An ISP proxy combines the speed of datacenter proxies and the anonymity of residential proxies, making use of real IP addresses officially assigned by ISPs.

Are ISP proxies good?

While typically being more expensive than other proxy types, ISP proxies can be the best option in certain situations, e.g., when extremely high speed is required. Usually, you would use fast datacenter proxies in this scenario. But datacenter proxies are easier to detect, and this is why you need residential IPs. ISP proxies combine both: fast speed and the ability to stay undetectable.

How do ISP proxies work?

Similar to other proxy servers, ISP proxies forward your request using a different IP address while hiding your own. ISP proxies use the autonomous system numbers (ASNs) of consumer Internet Service Providers, but without the need to handle poor internet connections of the end-users.

What's the difference between ISP proxies and Datacenter proxies?

ISP proxies are hosted on datacenters, but instead of using datacenter IP addresses, they cooperate with ISPs that provide them with residential IP addresses. The chances that datacenter IPs will get blocked are higher compared to the IPs used by ISP proxies. Using real IP addresses makes it harder

ABC S5 Proxy's FAQ

What is a static residential IP proxy?

A static residential proxy is an ISP proxy. It’s a specific type that uses residential IP addresses coming from an actual ISP rather than proxy server farms. These are usually under contract from an ISP and appear as regular traffic to any server. Since these addresses are “static,” the IP address will not automatically change each session.

What are static residential proxies used for?

Static residential proxies can be used for any purpose since they offer the same or better protection than regular proxies. However, static residential proxies are ideal for streaming, banking, and data scraping due to their persistent residential addresses.

Why do I need a static IP proxy?

If you stream online content, perform data collection, or engage in online shopping or banking, a static residential proxy offers the specialized security you require. The particular attributes of a residential proxy with a static IP protect your account from flagging due to rapidly changing IP addresses from foreign data centers.