Everybody can behave online either in a smart or sloppy way. In the same manner, somebody can buy proxies and use them in a smart or sloppy way. While the sloppy way is not the topic of our discussion, we are going to show how to buy proxies the smart way, the hacker’s way. This is not a groundbreaking approach to purchasing dedicated private proxies online but is a more conscious approach to buying proxies. The first point on a hacker’s purchasing list is the justification or reason for which a tool or service is purchased.
BUY PROXIES FOR A REASON
Everyone should buy proxies for a reason. Buying proxies just to have a list of IPs is costly, especially if the buyer chooses private proxies. Therefore, the first step before actually looking for proxies is to justify their use.
For example, there are users who need to buy proxies for privacy and anonymity. While there are other users who will need the same proxies’ type, but for marketing and social media marketing. And at the same time, another group of users could buy proxies for web scraping and research.
Regardless for which use you intend to use your proxies, always reflect for a moment if their buying is justified. For example, if you plan on buying proxies for anonymity and privacy, a VPN will be better suited. Thus, using proxies for any use is not the best approach.
Once the reason and justification for using proxies have been identified, it is time to start looking for real, working proxies.
BUY WORKING PROXIES
Private proxies should never be bought based solely on price. While pricing is important, it should not consider the only buying criteria.
If you plan on buying proxies, look for private proxies which are working for the desired service or platform on which you intend to use. For example, if you want to use your proxies for Facebook, you need HTTP/HTTPS proxies that are virgin for Facebook. This means, they have never been used to connect on Facebook before
On the other hand, if you plan on using your proxies to scrape a variety of domains and there is no account login involved, then you can buy cheap shared proxies.
Moreover, if the website or online platform on which you intend on using these proxies is restrictive and there are no tailored proxy services for it, you can always buy virgin proxies.
RENT A VPS
The next step after buying proxies is to rent a VPS from where to develop your online operation.
This step becomes even more important if you intend on using your proxies to implement them in an automation tool which will run 24-7.
A hacker buying proxies will never use them from his workstation. He will rent a VPS and use the proxies to connect the VPS machine through them. Thus, besides the proxy server, one extra layer of privacy can be added by using the VPS.
GET YOUR TOOLS
Most often than not, private proxies will be used with certain tools. Sometimes, these tools are bought while other times, they are developed.
Regardless of the tool, get it or develop it and start using the proxies. Initially for a test and then to automate your tasks.
TEST THE PROXIES
Another important step that must be performed is to test the proxies for connectivity and uptime. Some tools allow this test to be performed within their dashboard, while others don’t and a manual test must be performed.
You can manually test your proxies on websites as WHOER where the proxy IP and browser headers will be tested and displayed. Thus, you will be able to see if all the proxies offered you bought are elite proxies.
Once you tested your proxies, it is time to put them to work through your tool. And as most hackers, now the waiting game and patience come into play. Because once a tool is automated, the process of returning concrete results can take from a few hours to a few days. Therefore, it is better to leave the setup to work and until results start to show you should focus on other projects.
TO WRAP UP
Buying proxies the hacker’s way doesn’t imply a groundbreaking, cheat type of purchase. But it implies taking a rational, logical approach to buying proxies. First, the reason for buying them should be considered, then the place best suited to get working proxies. Finally, buyers should use their proxies through a VPS and test them before running any real application through them.