If you ever heard about the term “backconnect proxy” or “proxy backconnect” but you ever wondered what is it, this is for you.

Let’s start with the basics.

What is a proxy?

We can define a proxy as something which is in the middle between your connection and the destination acting on your behalf.
As an example, if we want to load Facebook using a proxy, the proxy will open a connection with Facebook and it will return you the content of Facebook itself, so for Facebook, Amazon, Google or any other website that you visit, they will never see it’s you visiting the website but the proxy itself.

That provides a good level of anonymity as you will never reach the destination server but the proxy itself.

What is then a backconnect proxy?

What is a backconnect proxy?

If you only need to visit one website one time, one proxy will be enough. But if you want to load many times the same website, you will need several proxies to avoid captchas or to avoid the website blocking your ip.

The most common option on the market is to buy a list of proxies and then rotate on them. But that requires you to rotate the list, take out the proxies that don’t work, update the list, make sure you don’t reuse the same proxies many times etc… As you can see, is not something friendly to do.

Here is where a backconnect proxy comes in hand.

Scraping backconnect proxy

For you, a backconnect proxy will be the same as just one proxy. For example: proxy.proxycrawl.com will be your proxy server. The main difference is that every time you will connect to the proxy, the proxy internally will use a different proxy, rotating on every request.

What are the benefits of Smart backconnect proxy?

  • You get a new IP on every connection
  • You don’t have to rotate a list of proxies, we do it for you
  • You don’t have to care about offline proxies, we do it for you
  • You don’t have to worry about repeating proxies, we do it for you

So a backconnect has many more benefits and it’s usually the preferred method when requiring thousands or millions of proxies.

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