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What's a Residential Proxy?
What's a Residential Proxy?
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Written by GoProxy Sales
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A residential proxy allows you to specify a certain location (like a country, city, or mobile carrier) and browse the internet as if you were a user in that location. These proxies act as intermediaries, shielding users from standard web traffic and masking their IP addresses. Provided by the service provider, these alternative IP addresses keep a user’s online activity and identity anonymous.

Residential proxies route your internet traffic through an intermediary server. This proxy server assigns you an alternative IP address, which is associated with a real device and used for all your server requests. When you make a search request, it is sent to the resource server via your residential proxy, thus concealing your actual IP and making your online activity appear like that of a regular user.

Quality residential proxy services allow targeting specific countries, cities and ensure all requests are HTTPS encrypted for maximum security.

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