The amount of proxies needed for a particular application depends on a number of factors. A majority of people are unaware of what proxies are and how do they function. The number entirely depends on the application, it’s current state, and for what purpose the application is being used. There are a couple of factors to consider, in order to run an application successfully. The more you have, the better it is. Most people try to create defensive mechanisms, automate social media and scrape data on the Internet.

Proxy Rotation

In performing complicated tasks, you will always run up against risk, innate in proxy use. One major risk is that a proxy will be banned or blacklisted, and you may need a new one. In the worst case, it will be traced back, banning or blacklisting your IP address. An ideal method to combat these scenarios is to buy or find a huge amount of proxies, using them for everything.

Paid Proxy For Applications

Just buying them in bulk is not an economically feasible choice. If you are looking to browse a web under different IP address, try finding more than one proxy to do this. You may not even need an application, as you can simply plug the IP address and login details into a web browser. On the other hand, paid proxies are the only option when you are looking to use them in a calculated way. Shared and private ones are also viable options.

Elite Private Proxies

The recommendation is to use ten private proxies for a basic load of scraping or special purchases. Do check with your proxy provider to see if the delivered ones are virgin proxies, as they are less probable of getting banned. It’s fine not to have a virgin proxy, but best if you have it. Sort through the results, after trying out ten proxies. The best thing about buying paid proxies is that you can generally request new proxies at no cost. It won’t cost you much for a batch of 10 proxies.

Shared Private Proxies

Shared proxy falls between private and free proxies. It works exceptionally well for a number of applications. As the name suggests, you are paying for something, which other people are also sharing. As long as the proxy has decent download and upload speeds, it is not a big issue. The only problem is trusting other users with whom you have never interacted. Being relatively cheap is the bright side of the story, in comparison to elite private proxies.

The general recommendation is 100-150 proxies for a shared proxy route. This much is required, because you never know how much data is being used by other users. The connection will be terribly slow, if there are 5 people on a proxy using it to capture large amount of data. Also, shared proxies have high probability of being banned due to overuse.

All in all, one should never overwork their proxies, as the numbers mentioned above is sufficient to experiment, as long as you stick to reasonable methods.