In this article you will explore what a proxy is, what it is for and a complete guide on choosing the most correct one for the use you need to do, showing you also which ones are the safest if you manage customers’ Instagram accounts. You can now visit this site and come up with the solutions perfectly.
Whether you are new in the world of automation on Instagram, or bots are your daily bread, it is essential to know what a proxy is and that there are various types, each with strengths and weaknesses.
What is a proxy server?
A proxy server, or more simply called a proxy, is nothing more than an intermediary between point A and point B of a connection. It positions itself between your computer or your VPS and the site you want to visit Instagram in our case, acting as a link between the two.
It can be seen as a dummy that allows you to hide the IP of your internet connection and make the site you want to visit believe to be connected from another place or another type of connection for example from a mobile phone.
Where you place a proxy when you try to visit Instagram using it
Let’s start from an assumption: if you don’t use bots to manage your Instagram accounts but instead manage your customers from a mobile phone, a proxy is not necessary. If instead you use bots to automate your accounts or those of customers, a proxy is almost always mandatory, but why?
Let’s imagine that you are automating 15 accounts of your customers on a bot installed on your PC. All accounts make actions follow, like, unfollow, and all are connected by the same IP: your home IP.
It is not common to have 15 Instagram accounts connected and doing all actions at the same time on a home connection and Instagram will suspect that the accounts are therefore all managed by the same person, going to block them or even suspend them in the worst case.
The ideal is to make those accounts appear to be separated from each other, and this is where the proxy comes into play. When you link a proxy to an account, Instagram will see it connected by a different IP and a different type of connection (based on the proxy that connects us. You will then have separate accounts from each other and now Instagram will have no way of suspecting that everything is being managed by you.
Obviously other variables are also used to determine whether the accounts are managed by the same person or are used to spam the same link in bio, the same bio, the same photos, the same actions on accounts that look alike, etc. but the proxy is the before which we must think and without a doubt the most important.
How many types of proxies exist? What are the differences between them?
There are three types of proxies: datacenter, residential, mobile, and each of these is named after the place where the connection originates.