What is a Shared Proxy?
A shared proxy is shared by multiple users.
This means if you buy a shared proxy, it will be accessible to multiple people, not just you.
Why do I need a shared or private proxy?
When you go out surfing on the internet, your computer is picking up cookies at every site you visit. This means companies are tracking where you go, how long you’re there, and what you’re doing while there.
If you’re not using an anonymous proxy or one that consistently switches your IP, they can use this information to create a profile of your identity and log it under your IP address. Then, when you go out to surf again, they filter search results, site content and ads based on what they think you’ll be most likely to respond to.
If you want to see more of the web and all that it has to offer, you might want to consider buying a proxy to discourage internet companies from profiling, and therefore limiting, your internet experience.
What are the advantages of shared proxies?
Most shared proxies are cheaper, because you’re not only sharing the server, you’re sharing the cost of that server too. This is why most casual users buy shared proxies.
Deciding to buy a shared proxy
If you’re looking to buy a proxy, you should know that there is more than one type to choose from, and you’ll need to consider your budget and intended use before deciding between a shared or private proxy.
Because you get more IP address, a wider selection of geographic locations, and faster speeds, you pay more. If you plan to do a lot of work and need these features though, then the cost might be worth it. Just be sure to take your budget and intended use into consideration before you decide to buy a proxy.