Ever heard a boasting sneakerhead flexinâ€™ about residential proxies that helped him cop a MAGNIFICENT feast? If youâ€™ve been in this industry long enough, then you definitely know that proxies are a MUST for sneaker bots and copping. Even if you have the best sneaker bot out there, youâ€™re still going to need to provide it with the best proxies and a possible savage server.
Letâ€™s paint a pretty picture to give you a better idea of proxies in general. Proxies are basically different masks (IP addresses) that you put on when you cop the most hyped sneakers. Not only does this give you a chance at copping in bulk, but it also means your own IP address can never be banned or blocked! Itâ€™s just like putting on a disguise, checking out the latest Yeezy, then coming back again with a whole new look.
That one sneaker per person thing ainâ€™t for us.
And thatâ€™s exactly what proxies do! But, there are different types of proxies: Residential, Datacenter, and ISP proxies. Weâ€™ve already covered everything there is on ISP proxies here; so, make sure to check that out. In short, ISP proxies are like a mashup between RES and DC proxies. How? Well, letâ€™s go deeper into the RESIs first – what are they and why do you need them?
Residential Proxies At Home!
WHAT ARE RESIDENTIAL PROXIES?
So, weâ€™ve established that all proxies are essentially IP addresses. But, the main thing that differentiates between these IP addresses is their source, their features, and their capabilities. In this case, it is an Internet Service Provider that provides these proxies. In other words, they are IP addresses initially assigned to physical devices of homeowners – located in residential locations. Technically speaking, these IP addresses should belong to someone’s PC, phone, or anything else connected to the internet.
A residential proxy pool includes thousands of thousands of MILLIONS of IPS all over the globe with different locations making connections everywhere. With the help of proxies, you can literally exist anywhere you want in the world right from the comfort of your own home. The virtual world has never been better!
To be a bit technical, these proxies route your connection request through an intermediary server that changes your IP address and hides it completely.
The thing about using RESIs in sneaker bots is that it gives off the illusion of a normal human going to buy sneakers online – definitely NOT a sneaker bot. This way, antibot systems will have a much more difficult time trying to ban you!Â
FEATURES OF A RESI
But, what other features of residential proxies make them so popular? Why would any sneakerhead decide to go for a RESI plan as opposed to a DC plan or ISP plan? Thereâ€™s always a method to the madness. And, in the mad sneaker industry, thereâ€™s a method to everything. We always find loopholes in any antibot system. So, what does this loophole include?
– Generate unlimited proxies and add them to your sneaker bot
– Generate proxies from any region (US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia)
– Limited data usage
– Ping range between 1000 and 5000 ms
– Costs $10 to $20 per GB
You see, nothingâ€™s perfect! Although residential proxies give you the chance to generate an unlimited number of proxies from across the globe, you still have a data usage limit. This means you have to plan out the number of tasks you run and how long you keep them running.
Another limitation of the RESIs is that some plans actually have an expiration date which you gotta always be careful of. You donâ€™t wanna pay for a residential proxy plan only to have it expire on release day. If you fail to consume your data before the expiration date, youâ€™ll have to renew your plan. But, they do have a pretty fair price in comparison to other proxies!
In short, if you’re hitting a site that heavily bans proxies, if youâ€™ve gotta run heavy tasks, or you’re on a budget; go for RESIDENTIAL PROXIES.