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Looking for a community advice: an hourly charged proxy with millions of endpoints. Yes?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by fordor, Mar 1, 2016.

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  1. fordor

    fordor Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of creating a service that would let you use a proxy with many millions of endpoints around the world. These endpoints are real people's devices and it's not a botnet but a regular B2B business. You can rotate endpoints (countries and IPs) anytime very easily (e.g. with each session/request).

    The service would be charged hourly - so that you only pay for what you really use and don't have to sign up for a contract for hundreds of dollars a month. It would be something like $1-$2 per hour with 40-60 MB bandwidth limit (whichever occurs first). I can't do anything about the bandwidth limit but the traffic would be compressed and there would be an intelligent cache to minimize the traffic restriction impact.

    (1) Would you use such service?
    (2) If so, how many hours/how much bandwidth per month?
    (3) If you trusted the people behind it, would you be willing to pre-pay some hour-credits so that they could actually bring the service online asap?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. Des_cartes

    Des_cartes Junior Member

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    What's the difference between luminati.io and what your are offering except you charge twice the price?
     
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  3. fordor

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    Mainly that if you, let's say, do some sort of campaign once a month and only need cca 10 hours of proxy time, you'll pay $10-$20. So it's easy "get-in" and easy "get-out" and "not paying for what you don't use". If your needs are aligned with luminati monthly limit, luminati is better for you.

    My thinking behind it is this: (a) I myself was looking for a wide-scale proxy with hour rates (smaller initial investment) and I wondered if anyone else would benefit from such service. (b) Even though in the "absolute" scale the price for a single resource unit might be higher, it's economically rational to only pay for consumed resources if that amount is lower. So that's pretty it I guess.
     
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    The reason that it won't succeed is the same reason that no one uses luminati.io really. There's way too many places that give you free unlimited bandwidth. I looked up luminati.io once because on the surface it seems like a fantastic service. Then you read about the prices and bandwidth limits and I almost fell out of my chair laughing. I don't care how many IP endpoints you have, 40 GBs for $500 a month is a complete joke. You'd never even be able to take advantage of all those IPs w/o incurring massive overages. $12.5 per GB past your allowed usage is INSANE too by the way. I'm sure there's moron's who will pay it and not realize there are way better options out there, but I wouldn't think there there's very many. Unless you're doing something that requires a tons of IPs, but somehow uses next to no bandwidth, it's a pretty big waste of money.
     
  6. fordor

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    I thought so, thank you. That's basically 16 kB per second if you spread it over the whole month.
     
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