How do I use proxies?
Guide by Sjaak Alperstain
We provide endpoints to filter out IPs by region and session type.
Endpoints are like gateways to IP pools. The system will automatically assign you proxies from the selected endpoint (part of the pool).
For example, the
gate.smartproxy.comendpoint is a gateway to the whole pool consisting of 50M+ IPs, and the
us.smartproxy.comendpoint is a gateway to the pool consisting only of IPs located in the US.
Firstly, select a proxy type and go to Proxy setup tab. The Endpoint generator can be found beneath the Authentication method section.
Next, enter your Username and Password, which can be created and edited in the Authentication method section. Alternatively, you can use Any location’s IP address from your list.
- Then, select your Proxy location. Random will choose the location of an IP address randomly. Afterwards, select your Session type and Output format.
- Based on your selection, you will see generated endpoints and ports. You can set a maximum number of endpoints and download the created proxy list or copy it to your clipboard.
In the example below, you can see what a residential rotating port in the Netherlands looks like. Since we are using the nl.smartproxy.com gateway, all proxies will have IPs located in the Netherlands.
You can apply this port and endpoint to any application or tool to start using proxies instantly. Check out the Integrations section to find quick guides for most popular tools.
You will also need to authenticate with our proxy network (like shown in the second step). Otherwise, you will not be connected. Check out the Proxy authentication article to see what authentication methods we support.
Here's an example of what it looks like on a simple cURL command when using the residentiahttps://files.readme.io/871c836-smartproxy-nl-rotation.jpgl rotating port for the Netherlands with whitelisted IP authentication. As you can see, the IP changes on each request, which proves that the test is successful.
Updated 18 days ago