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Proxy vs VPN

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by eqpaisley, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. eqpaisley

    eqpaisley Junior Member

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    Okay super-noooob question here.

    What's the difference between a proxy and a vpn. Don't both just give you a 'new' IP address? How will using a single VPN enable you to make multiple accounts on twitter or FB? Won't you just burn out your new IP after 6-9 accounts like you would on your real IP?
     
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    I doubt that social networks ban by IP. They can limit operations for a single IP for a short period of time only. IPv4 has limited address space. If they ban by IP they will lose a lot of users. Private VPN is available as well.
     
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    Both have their own use case

    Proxies --
    Needs no setup on your part , just place the proxy in your application with username and password
    Good for scraping , as they platform independent.
    Are generally slower if you are going to be dowloading files.

    VPN --
    You need to install a vpn application to use it
    Good for downloading
    Harder to setup for scraping on a headless server -- I am using multiple vpn providers as proxies , instead of buying proxies , which will cost me a lot more if i were to buy them from a proxy provider.
     
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    Proxies are for High end and BULK works and authority works.

    VPS best for normal works.

    In simple words :)
     
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    I love VPNs combine it with vmware and lets me utilize multiple ips at once
     
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    sjulia Newbie

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    Search on Google you will find lots of resources where you can read differences about VPN and Proxy
     
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    jakeles187 Newbie

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    I realize Google is out there. and being a noob myself wanted to ask the same questions but didn't out if fear that I would be thrashed.
    I have custom scraping tool I had built for me, and I struggled to find to most economical way to do what I do. I have the need to scrape Monday through Friday basically the same USA website.
    Id much rather use paid proxies because it's much faster. trying to find a sevice that will get be premium private usa proxy list each day that won't kill my wallet. actually did some stuff with a company called botguruz who I'm sure some of you have seen here.
     
  10. Stumbo

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    It depends on your goals. Proxies are great when you need a lot of IPs and VPNs are good in system building.
     
  11. Red Giant

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    VPN is best.. more secure and have good protocols which provide total anonymity on internet..
     
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    A proxy and a VPN are the most effective tools we use today to fight with geo-restrictions and cope with censorship implementations. A few people mistakenly consider a proxy as an alternative for a VPN though. This is terribly wrong. A VPN is a step ahead than proxy and there are many characteristics that contrast a VPN and proxy from each other.
     
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    gastate9 Newbie

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    Would a VPN or Proxy be better for Nike website? Serious question. Hope I am not stepping on any toes.
     
  14. Debbie30

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    Hi! I prefer a proxy. They are easier to set up and provide more productivity.
     
  15. gdevpro

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    I prefer VPN than proxy..good for download although complicated to use.