FAQ

What's a proxy server?

A proxy server is an intermediary connection with its own public IP address between your device and its connection to the internet.

Do you provide proxies with SOCKS, or just HTTP?

Premium proxy plans support both HTTP and SOCKS protocols.

Do your proxies hide my real IP?

All HTTP and SOCKS proxy servers are configured for IP anonymity and usage logs are disabled by default. Optional usage logs for up to 6 months will be available soon.

Does IPBot support requests to secure (HTTPS) websites?

Yes, all requests are proxied and forwarded securely without SSL decryption.

Can you provide millions of residential IPs?

Not at the moment.

If a proxy provider sells backconnect access to millions of residential or target IPs without providing direct ip:port access to those IPs (if requested), it means they're using man-in-the-middle (MitM) proxies.

MitM proxies can decrypt SSL traffic, which allows spoofing IP addresses and snooping on sensitive data (passwords, request URL details, etc). This isn't an issue for data collection use cases.

IPBot currently provides both direct ip:port proxy access and backconnect gateway proxy access simultaneously without MitM proxies.

Do you provide residential IP addresses?

IPBot doesn't guarantee any IPs will be detected as either residential or datacenter proxies.

Do you provide backconnect proxies?

IPBot allows you to convert any direct-access proxy IP in your control panel to an HTTP gateway with automatically-rotating target proxy IPs.

Is IPBot legal?

Yes, it's legal in the United States.

If you live in another country, you'll need to check the laws for your specific region, although IPBot proactively shows much-needed transparency and compliance in an industry that faces constant scrutiny and regulation.