What is the difference between Datacenter vs Residential proxies?

Datacenter IPs

A datacenter is an organization that offers large amounts of IPs with consecutive numbers, that are stored on the datacentre’s servers.

  • Pros: Datacenter IPs are more affordable than residential IPs. They are also called “static IPs” because they are always available and can hold a long session without the risk of becoming unavailable before the goal is achieved.

  • Cons: There are thousands of datacenters worldwide. They are listed and their IPs can be identified as not real users, which makes them easier to recognize and block. Some websites might display misleading information when they spot a connection attempt from a datacenter IP.

Residential IPs

The IPs of real end users' devices.

  • Pros: When used correctly, residential IPs are nearly impossible to identify as a proxy, as they are the real IPs of end-users. Using the Limeproxy Residential network allows unlimited concurrent connections and huge flexibility since it consists of over 72 million IPs located in every country in the world.

  • Cons: A Residential IP can become unavailable and be replaced during a session since it's a device of a real person that may use it or turn it off - Limeproxy takes extra measures to ensure the satisfaction and comfort of its network peers.

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