Choosing a proxy type

Updated 6 months ago by Yana Shch

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Choosing the perfect IP-masking solution for your Multilogin profiles requires knowledge of various proxy types. This guide provides a brief overview of the main proxy categories and their defining features, enabling you to make informed choices.


HTTP proxies cache web pages to enhance loading speed and filter web traffic. In contrast, HTTPS proxies leverage SSL security protocol to safeguard data. These proxies can manage both HTTP and HTTPS traffic, encrypting all data between the client and proxy server. SOCKS proxies, on the other hand, can handle all TCP connection-based traffic, not just HTTP data.

While HTTP(S) proxies are usually designed for a specific protocol, SOCKS proxies can handle any program or protocol and any traffic without limitations. Our users utilize both protocols with great results, and the choice is up to you.

Static vs Rotating

Static proxies allow you to operate with the same IP for as long as required, while rotating proxies give access to a pool of different IP addresses depending on the settings.

While a static proxy can be more reliable, high quality rotating proxies are also a great choice that shows good results with Multilogin.

Residential vs Mobile vs Datacenter

Residential proxies use genuine IP addresses owned by ISPs, which are associated with physical locations, providing a greater degree of authenticity.

Mobile proxies are gateways that mask their real addresses by assigning a mobile IP address to a device.

Datacenter proxies link to bulk data centers and cloud hosting facilities instead of typical ISPs, providing swift and effective web-scraping capabilities.

We recommend using residential or mobile proxies, as most popular platforms block accounts created using datacenter proxies.

Multilogin proxy partners

If you are looking for a proxy provider, we suggest you check the list of our reliable partners and amazing deals we offer together: Multilogin partners.

Proxy partners are 3rd party providers, and we recommend reaching out to them directly if you need to clarify service terms and whether their proxies work with your target websites.
Still can't decide which solution works best for you? Check out our VPN vs Proxies video, and the blog post What is the best proxy for your business.
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