Web scraping can be a fruitful option to get the competitors’ data or maybe for some research. But the problem occurs when the popular sites which you want to scrap have blocked some specific IP addresses. In such cases, it becomes too difficult to get the data from such sites.
But due to some specific requirements, if you are still looking for scrapping such sites then the below residential proxies are going to help you.
In this post, we are going to talk about some of the best proxies you can use to scrape the web data. Some of these are free while others are premium and gives quality results. I have personally used many of these and these are worth trying.
#1 Luminati residential proxy
Luminati is one of the leading providers for proxies and data collectors. They offer multiple types of proxies for different uses. If you’re also looking for a reliable proxy for all kinds of web scrapping work, then this is highly recommended. Luminati currently offers the below types of proxies-
- Datacenter proxy
- Static residential proxy
- Rotational residential proxy
- Mobile residential proxy and more
Depending on your requirement, you can select any of these and get your work done. For the web scrapping work, you may use static or rotational residential proxies. The best thing about Luminati proxy is, it’s simple to use, provides extensive coverage, and you can scale it as needed.
Residential IPs are also of two further types- shared IP and exclusive IP. depending on your nature and amount of work, you can select from these.
Apart from web scrapping work, you can also use a proxy for brand protection, collecting stock market data, eCommerce, and others. Luminati offers 7-days of free trial and if you’re happy with their services, you can sign up for the premium plan which $17.5/GB in a pay-as-you-go plan.
#2 Scraper API
Scraper API is another leading web proxy for web scrapping. If you are somehow not happy with the 1st one, then it would be interesting to see Scraper API. It can handle proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs, so you can get the HTML from any web page with a simple API call.
Scraper API proxy is dynamic and so keeps on changing. And so there are minimal chances of getting banned. If you’re using their API call to pull the data then you can make all kinds of customization. This includes the kind of keywords, location, and other details.
You can start with Scraper API free for the first 1000 API calls. After that, you can subscribe to the paid plan which starts at $29 per month.
Oxylabs offers a residential proxy for large scale data extraction. And so when you’re looking to use the proxy on the commercial scale, Oxylabs can be one of the obvious choices. While using Oxylabs, I found it on the higher side of the pricing. And so, if you’re looking for a proxy to use for personal use, this might not be economic.
The next in our list of proxies are Intoli. It offers residential proxy with many other features like routing, automatic retiration, headless browsers, easy configuration, and more. You can customize Intoli as you want related to the size, data limit, retry limit, and more to make it more impactful. Intoli also provides you an analytics dashboard on which you can track your uses, pricing details, and more.
Intoli offers many pricing plans depends on the uses. If you will be using 250GB per month then it will cost $100 per GB. If you will be using 5Gb per month then it costs $200 per GB.
Last but not least on our list is Netnut which provides the proxy using which you can get unlimited data extraction. Netnut also provides ISP connectivity, static IP, high availability, location selection, and more.
Netnut also provides API for the stat using which you can track the uses and get the status of all the jobs. Netnut costs $300 per month for a 20 GB custom plan.