To understand what a Residential proxy is, first of all you need to understand what a proxy server is. A proxy is a server that works between a client and the Internet. All information requested and received by the client is first passed through the proxy server, and then it reaches the final recipient. If it is a request from a client, the information is transmitted through the proxy to the requested resource and vice versa, if the requested resource passes the information to the user, it passes through the proxy server to the client. Thus, the requested resource in the network has no direct connection with the client and does not receive any information about the real client, its location and other parameters that affect the anonymity.
Now let’s talk about Residential proxy
A Residential proxy is a proxy issued by an ISP. It is the same as the actual IP address that you are given when you connect to the Internet. If you check your real IP address now, you will see not only a set of numbers, but also the country, city, ISP name, browser information, etc. Similarly, when you buy a Residential proxy, they will be bound to a specific ISP, country, city, and, in some cases, address. And if we talk about anonymity, this type of proxy does not provide complete anonymity. The provider has given you the Residential proxy and at the same time it knows your real IP and will disclose your anonymity through the ISP. Therefore, this type of proxy is not very popular.
Advantages of the Residential proxy:
- Low probability of being blacklisted as an Internet resource.
- High trust from Internet resources.
- Legitimacy of their use.
- High security and safety.
- Reliability and uninterrupted operation.
Disadvantages of the Residential proxy:
- Lack of anonymity.
- High price.
- Difficulty in acquisition.
- There is no possibility of buying a large number.