When configuring your proxy, it's important to consider the protocol that best suits your needs. There are two primary types available: HTTP/HTTPS and SOCKS5. Each protocol operates on its distinct set of ports and serves different purposes. We offer two primary types of proxy protocols.

Please note that our Residential proxies are compatible with TCP connections.


This is the most widely used protocol for web browsing. Our HTTP proxies are ideal for accessing websites and managing web-based traffic. For enhanced security, particularly when handling sensitive data, our HTTPS proxy adds an encryption layer to secure the data transmission between the client and the server. These proxies typically function on ports designated explicitly for HTTP or HTTPS traffic.


For a more versatile solution, our SOCKS5 proxies handle all types of traffic, not just limited to web browsing. This makes them particularly suitable for activities such as P2P sharing and VoIP calls. SOCKS5 proxies offer improved performance and security features and operate on different ports than those used by HTTP/HTTPS, accommodating a broader range of traffic types.

In the upcoming 'Making Requests' section, we will delve into the specifics of how to effectively use each of these protocols.

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