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Is a proxy neccessary for a VPS using Massplanner for only 1 account?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jbailey75, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. jbailey75

    jbailey75 Newbie

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    Hello all,

    If I am using only one account on Massplanner on a VPS (Microsoft Azure), do I need a proxy still?

    I have spent a while digging through BHW posts to try to find this out without success. I am currently managing most my accounts on a different tool which doesn't require hosting. But for my largest account, I found a feature in Massplanner that I wanted to try, so I decided to move it over to this tool. I obviously do not want to get this needlessly punished/banned. Any advice or knowledge on this?
     
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    jbailey75 Newbie

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    Realized I couldnt edit. But anyone have any advice on this?
     
  3. moemoe760

    moemoe760 Newbie

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    Really the benefit to a proxy in this situation is that the accounts IP doesnt change between logins.

    For example, if you log in from your local pc and then let mass planner login from the vps, thats 2 different ips logging in, however with a proxy you could both login without leaving a footprint
     
  4. jbailey75

    jbailey75 Newbie

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    Hmm, that is an interesting point, thanks. Does that have any benefit in terms of realistically decreasing risk of ban or punishment?

    Before with my current tool, the people who runs it has their own IP that they automate my account from. And I of course have the large account added on my phone to also monitor/glance at. I would not have thought having just 2 different IPs would raise flags
     
  5. moemoe760

    moemoe760 Newbie

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    2 ips alone most likely wont raise any flags depending on what the service is. Its more from a "wierd occurence" standpoint. (E.g. gmail logs your ip from all logins however it wouldnt really attribute to you being flagged as a bot, unless they could notice a malicious pattern there)

    The real benefit is to not have multiple accounts linked together in any way.
    Lets say you have 100 accounts.
    50 use the same IP, its more likely that your IP will get flagged as an open proxy or that all accounts will get banned at once due to them looking like 1 guy with 50 bot accounts
     
  6. rtribe13

    rtribe13 Registered Member

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    If you are only planning on running a single account it is most likely not necessary. However, if that single account gets banned for another reason (obvious automation, etc) It could flag that IP as malicious and limit other accounts you try to use from it.