Top 5 Residential Proxy Providers

Residential proxies are in the spotlight nowadays and this is so for a good reason. Either it is for account management, market research or purchasing limited-edition sneakers — data-center IP addresses might not be enough. Those are easily recognized by the majority of the big websites and access to gathering information is often denied. This is where residential IP comes in to save the day. The route goes through a real home and ISP, thus not only does it mask the IP address, but it also cloaks you and makes you seem like a regular network user.

I have dived into the world of residential IP proxy providers in order to find the best services out there. Here is my list of top-notch providers for 2021 (New updates and changes in a list!):

1. Smartproxy.com

The service nicely surprised me and took the first place unexpectedly and still remains my personal recommendation for 2021. Not only it has over 40 million IP addresses that are going through real mobile and desktop proxy networks, but they also offer unlimited connections and threads on top of that. You can choose country-level targeting and decide between using a random proxy that rotates your IP address with every request or sticky proxy, which would change your IP after 10 to 30 min. What is also pretty impressive — a very advanced but easy to use Chrome extension and Proxy address generator.
Their pricing model is based on subscription with data consumption limits, it is simple to understand and easy to work with. If you use code SMARTPRO, you can get a 20% discount for your first purchase.

2. Oxylabs

Oxylabs right now is one of the biggest suppliers of residential proxies, having more than 100M+ IP addresses all around the world. The proxy pool is more than impressive! With all of that residential and datacenter proxies, you can really improve various automatic business processes and reach every business goal. Their services are a bit pricey but nevertheless worthed every dollar considering how it can help you out. You can check more details about this provider on its website.

3. Luminati.io

Most likely the leading proxy network out there with over 72 million IP addresses at the time. Considering the available numerous connections at the time — you get great speed compared to other services. The downside of the brand here is the price. The lowest subscription price per month is 500$, which might be too high for a single consumer.

4. StormProxies.com

Another great proxy that defies the odds of being banned. They do have around 70 thousand IP addresses, which is not as impressive as the other services in this list. However, their pricing plan and decent quality open up a window for a wide variety of users. You can get the proxy going by purchasing a subscription for a single port. This service would earn the first spot as the beginner proxy service provider.

5. NetNut.io

The majority of the provided IP addresses are from a data center with the addition of residential ones. The service seems to be more successful with the usage of big-scale procedures. The flexible sub-users management makes the NetNut service outstanding and different from the others. However, the higher ban rate knocks it down from the top of the list. The pricing plans and additional features earn it a spot in the top 2020 proxy providers list.

Ad Verification, Cyber Security, Price Comparison, Travel Fare, Search Engine Optimisation, Data Collection, Sales Intelligence — to name a few, all the mentioned activities can greatly benefit from the possibility of an open network. Whilst the data gathering is still being done with data-center IP proxies, there is no better time than stepping out of the tunnel vision and investing in a more successful proxy type — Residential IP.

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