I need to monitor/scrape search results on a web page. Apparently the cron was set to run too frequently, and the IP address of my server was blocked. I uploaded to a different server and it was not blocked, so I guess they blocked the IP address only. My question is, would it be better to use one server (a VPS) and some sort of proxy system, or use multiple shared servers to continue scraping the webpage. Free proxies too often show your true IP address, yes? A VPS I guess would cost me about $50 a month, what would I have to pay for say 10 private proxies per month? What would I have to pay for code that would use the proxies in rotation each time the script runs, the script is written in PHP. I'm guessing you can still get shared hosting accounts for about $5 a month. Thanks in advance for any replies.