Articles with proxy information, best proxy practices and internet security advice.


What Is a SOCKS Proxy?

If you spend any time looking at proxies, you’ll notice there are two main types out there. You can choose between secure socket (SOCKS) proxies and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) proxies. In order to understand one, you must also understand the other. In other words, you must know what an HTTP proxy is in order to truly understand what a SOCKS proxy is. First, though, you need to understand the HTTP protocol. Then, you’ll be ready to look at the proxies. HTTP – The Standard Online Protocol When you browse the web, you’ll notice that sites have “HTTP” in the [...]

November 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is a SOCKS Proxy?

Tips for Scraping Amazon

Amazon is one of the top retailers online. Actually, it’s one of the top retailers in general, so you know the site has a lot of great data. Due to its popularity, there are tons of reasons to scrape it. Scraping Amazon allows people to get pricing data to help them determine their own prices. It also helps people aggregate review scores or conduct important competitive research. Scraping Amazon might be popular, but that does not mean it is easy. Amazon does everything it can to prevent people from scraping its site. If it catches you scraping it, it blocks [...]

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Tips for Scraping Amazon

Cheap Proxies vs. Free Proxies

If you’re new to the world of proxies, you might have a pressing question. Is there really a difference between cheap private proxies and free proxies? If so, is the difference big enough to make paying for a private proxy worth it? First, let’s look at an overview of proxies in general, and then dig into what you can expect if you get a free or a cheap proxy. At that point, you’ll know which option you should choose. An Overview of Proxies When you moved into your home, you contacted an internet service provider (ISP) to come out and [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Cheap Proxies vs. Free Proxies

What Are Proxies?

You’ve heard people talk about proxies, but you aren’t quite sure what they are. You want to ask those people, “What are proxies?” but that would be embarrassing. You don’t want people to know you aren’t up on the latest technology, so you just sit back and act like you know what they’re talking about, even though you’re lost. It’s time to clear up any confusion you have so you’ll understand what a proxy is. Then, you can join in the conversation the next time people talk about proxies. You can show off your knowledge and let everyone know you’re [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on What Are Proxies?

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October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on

Price Scraping Services: What Are They?

There are so many buzzwords involved with marketing and running a business that it can be hard to keep up. The latest has to do with price scraping. You’ve probably heard the term “price scraper service” a time or two, but you might not know what it is. You need to educate yourself on this service so you can use it to your advantage. It can help you a great deal if you want to be competitive in the ecommerce industry. Let’s start by looking at exactly what it is and then how it can help you. Then, you will [...]

July 11th, 2017|Categories: Proxies|Comments Off on Price Scraping Services: What Are They?