Types of Proxies
An internet proxy is an intermediary between any client and a connecting server. There are many types of proxies which we cover on this page.
Proxies can mediate connections in multiple ways and affect only certain parts of the connection. There are also various types of hardware and software that configure these proxies, each creating a unique type of proxy.
What's the Difference Between VPN & Proxy?
Types of Proxies
A Dedicated IP address is one that does not change. It is reserved for one user at a time and It is not shared with anyone else. Dedicated IPs in most cases are hosted in a data-center and can be used for anything from: streaming, traveling, gaming, eCommerce store management, social media management, SEO and more. Learn more about our Exclusive proxies.
Fresh IPs are the highest quality data-center Dedicated IPs. These IPs do not change and are reserved for one user at a time. On top of that, they are “Fresh”, meaning first time usage. Fresh IPs are held in a 180 day cool-down period before being sold to any customer. Fresh IPs are highly desirable among users that stream content, travel, manage eCommerce stores, manage social media accounts or anyone that needs ultra fast, high quality dedicated IPs. Learn more about our Fresh proxies.
A Shared IP address is an IP that is shared by multiple users at once. This means multiple users (sometimes 100+) will be using the same IP at once. This is not necessarily a bad thing, though. By sharing an IP with many users, it increases that individuals privacy. A good rule of thumb: if the service provider doesn’t specify what type of IP you’re buying, it’s a probably a Shared IP. This is most typically associated with VPN services.
Residential proxies come with IP addresses that are provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Cox, Comcast, Charter and Time Warner. The main benefit of residential proxies is their high anonymity level and low block-rate. Unlike data-center IPs, Residential proxies are real device IP addresses. This adds an extra layer of trust to your online presence. Residential proxies are commonly used for market research, brand protection, ad verification, SEO monitoring, sales intelligence and more.
A Mobile proxy routes your traffic through a real mobile device connected to a 4G cellular network. Mobile proxies use mobile IPs from real devices, making them undetectable when used correctly. Mobile proxies are commonly used for market research, brand protection, ad verification, SEO monitoring, sales intelligence and more.
What is a Proxy: FAQ
One of the world’s largest providers of proxy and VPN services, IPBurger enables users and businesses alike to protect their privacy, increase their online security and unblock the web with just a few clicks. The company’s award-winning apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and browsers secure user information and identities with best-in-class encryption and leak-protection. Our Fresh Dedicated proxies are unique to IPBurger which enables businesses world-wide to securely access high value assets. We provide stable, fast connections wherever you are in the world and offer uncensored access to sites and services. IPBurger has been operating since 2007.
Quick Facts & Figures
- Founded in 2007 and based in the United States
- Residential Proxies: 60+ Million Residential proxy pool covering 195+ countries
- Dedicated Proxies in 7 countries
- VPN Service: 14 locations in 10 countries
- 24/7 live chat customer support
- Apps available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and extensions for popular browsers.
- No activity logs and no connection logs
- Advocates for internet privacy and digital rights
A residential proxy is an intermediary that uses an IP address provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP), not a data center. The main benefit of residential proxies is their high anonymity level and low block-rate. Residential proxies allow you to choose a specific location (country, city, or a mobile carrier) and surf the web as a real-user in that area.
With a Fresh proxy, you’re assigned a first time usage dedicated IP address that is not shared with anyone else. This is a huge difference compared to other providers which not only resale IPs but share them with thousands of other customers. Imagine using the same IP address which has been used and abused by other users? It just doesn’t work. Our fresh dedicated IPs are guaranteed free from abuse and are not shared with other users. It’s 100% yours. With our Fresh plans, you receive a static IP address perfect for streaming, traveling, gaming, eCommerce store management, social media management, SEO and more.
With an Exclusive Proxy, you are assigned a dedicated IP address that is not shared with anyone else. This is a huge difference compared to other providers which share your IP address with thousands of other customers. Imagine using the same IP address which is being used and abused by other users? It just doesn’t work.
Our Exclusive IPs are guaranteed free from abuse and are not shared with anyone else. It’s 100% yours.
With our Exclusive plan, you receive a static IP address perfect for streaming, traveling, gaming, eCommerce store management, social media management, SEO and more.
A VPN (virtual private network) is the easiest and most effective way anyone can protect their internet traffic and hide their identities online. As you connect to a secure VPN server, your internet traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that nobody can see into, including hackers, governments, and your own internet service provider. When you connect to your VPN service, you are assigned a new IP address, and your true IP address is hidden. Because this new IP address is shared by many other IPBurger users, there is no way to connect you to any activity. This helps keep you anonymous online.
Fresh IPs are FIRST time usage. These are newly acquired IPs that have gone through extensive quality testing and 180-days of non-usage before being allowed to be sold Fresh. Our Exclusive IPs are previously used Fresh IPs which have gone though a 90-day cool down period.
Guarantee: Our Fresh IPs go through extensive testing to ensure that only the highest quality IPs are added to our network. We never resell our Fresh IPs as Fresh and we guarantee them free from abuse.
Are you managing or are you creating? If you're managing an already existing account than our Fresh or Exclusive proxies are best for that. This gives you a high speed static IP address for accessing your account. Please refer to guide on using dedicated proxies. For creating a new account Residential proxies are best for that. We recommend ISP selection and sticky IP settings for best results. Once an account is matured (after some transactions) you can switch to our dedicated IPs to manage.
We support Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS. We have Chrome and Firefox browser extensions. View our setup page to configure your device. Our proxies support HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS5 protocols so most compatible software will work.
We do not collect logs of your activity, including no logging of browsing history, traffic destination, data content, or DNS queries. All VPN traffic is encrypted with OpenSSL. We neither have an intention nor we give an opportunity for someone to monitor your activity online. We also never store connection logs, meaning no logs of your IP address, your outgoing VPN IP address, connection timestamp, or session duration. Our guiding principle toward data collection is to collect only the minimal data required to operate a world-class VPN service at scale. We designed our systems to not have sensitive data about our customers; even when compelled, we cannot provide data that we do not possess.
We recommend our VPN service for streaming.
We do not allow torrenting on our Fresh or Dedicated proxies.
We accept credit card, Bitcoin and PayPal.
Yep! The more IP addresses you purchase the better discount we can offer you!
Unfortunately due to the intangibleness of the services we provide along with the fact that we do not monitor customer activity, we do not offer refunds. However, a store credit may be issued under certain circumstances.
Proxy apps for every device
IPBurger works seamlessly across all your devices—computer, smartphone, web browser, or automation apps. Install our user-friendly apps or use your own with our SOCKS5 ready proxies.
No tech skills required
Sign up, install, and click On to connect. It’s that simple. We developed our apps to be straightforward for the least technologically savvy of us.
We have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux. IPBurger works with any internet connection, including wired, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.
No activity or connection logs
Privacy is a fundamental right. We don’t keep connection or activity logs, and we never share your details with anyone.