Almost all online discussions around the private proxy subject are about premium proxies, virgin proxies or special use proxies. No one talks about cheap private proxies and if they are suited for your business or projects. Moreover, besides the fact that all discussions are around premium proxies, you will not find any resources on cheap proxies. How can they be used and why should someone choose them over premium or virgin proxies. Basically, no one talks about them.
PRIVATE PROXY TYPES
From a pricing and settings perspective, private proxies for special use are more interesting than cheap ones. One would be more concerned with the price of premium proxies and what can do with them than to investigate if he or she can use cheap private proxies for his project.
The types of private proxies found online, from a technical perspective are HTTP or SOCKS proxies. And these two major types divide into shared private proxies and premium proxies for special use. Moreover, the premium proxies type can also be extended to include virgin proxies.
From a pricing perspective, both providers and users want to continue the discussion around premium proxies. Providers want to talk about and promote more their premium proxies because they are more expensive than regular private or shared proxies. Whereas, users want to talk about their proxies because they paid a higher price and want to know how to use these premium proxies which are usually HTTP proxies allocated to be used for certain domains or platforms.
PREMIUM PROXIES ARE NOT ALWAYS NECESSARY
Another factor that no one talks about is that premium proxies are not always necessary. Not every project or business require premium proxies. Indeed, these are elite private proxies offering high anonymity. Possibly their IPs are virgin and they were never used prior. But their use is not mandatory.
Premium HTTP proxies are best used when someone needs to connect to a certain website or online platform and needs accounts to log in. Such platforms where premium proxies are necessary range from social media networks to sneaker selling websites or ticketing ones.
All these websites are very restrictive and should they detect suspicious behavior coming from an account, they will block both the account and the IP. Rending the IP or proxy useless. Moreover, a blocked proxy will not be able to connect any more other accounts.
Thus, a user who needs to connect to these websites must use premium virgin proxies. And providers must make sure thy are allocating working proxies. In other words, they must provide working proxies to make sure their users will be able to connect to these websites. But, not all proxy users need to access these platforms that require logging in accounts.
CHEAP PRIVATE PROXIES – BEST USED IN VOLUME
On the other end of the spectrum, one will find cheap private proxies. They can be shared or private ones. Usually, they are cheaper, their IPs are sometimes flagged and they can’t be used to connect accounts on restrictive websites.
However, cheap private proxies are best used for large scale operation, where a large volume of proxies is needed. Cheap private proxies can be used in large operations as web scraping, SEO or voting/reviewing projects.
The general rule is that if you don’t have to log in accounts and need a large pool of IPs for your operation, then you must buy cheap private proxies. They are best suited to this kind of operation. And they are also cheaper.
CHEAP PRIVATE PROXIES ARE… CHEAP
Getting back to the subject of our article and why no one talks about cheap private proxies, the main reason is that they are cheap. Usually, they have the lowest price on a provider’s offering. Therefore, they [providers] are not incentivized to promote these proxy packages.
Instead, they prefer to promote their premium proxies which are sold at higher prices. But, not all users need premium proxies for their projects.
All private proxy packages, regardless if they sell premium proxies or cheap shared proxies need equal attention. Moreover, a better perspective is to talk about the needs of each buying category. To talk about their needs and how to cater to them. And the proxy’s price should be the last element on a list.
TO WRAP UP
Not all proxy users need premium or virgin proxies. For large scale projects, a better fit is cheap private or shared proxies. And users should consider these proxies for web scraping projects or SEO tasks. In other words, they should buy cheap proxies if they do not require to log in any accounts to perform their tasks.