I have a script that scrapes yellowpages for business contact information. I have a very short list of proxies hard coded in one of the scripts and the script runs very very slowly. I will not use this script very often. I may go months without using it. But, when I need to scrape a list of contacts, I need it to perform faster than it is today. I will likely grab < 1000 contacts each time I run it. I have a couple questions: What type of proxy servers do you recommend (public/private)? How many proxy servers do I need? 10/20/100 ? What provider do you recommend? I do not mind paying for good reliable proxies.