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What are proxies and why do I need them?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by lemondoo, Oct 12, 2016.

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  1. lemondoo

    lemondoo Registered Member

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    I can't seem to find a guide on this forum about the essentials on proxies. Everyone's been talking about them and I know it has something to do with obfuscating your IP or identity so that social networking sites cannot catch you managing >10 accounts on one desktop in one location.

    Can anyone please elaborate? Thanks! :)
     
  2. Chris.Roark

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    You answered yourself to the question.

    Each proxy is a different IP, and by connecting each social media account through a different proxy, you will create the impression that each account of yours is independent.

    For marketing, there is no need in trying to understand the technicalities.
     
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    I think for social media purposes you can use free proxy servers like Hola (chrome extension) and TOR but for other sensitive issues you need to use Paid proxies which can hide your identity secrely, may I know your real purpose in using proxies?
     
  4. Chris.Roark

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    Free proxies are not reliable and they also raise security concerns.

    A social media accounts requires connecting and passing your log in details through the proxy server. So you run the risk of getting your traffic and details sniffed.

    And TOR will take ages to try to work on rich content media.


    yes, knowing the reason, maybe we can help better :D
     
  5. JimBean04

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    I installed hola and it uses the chrome browser which sucks try opera

     
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    Indeed, if you tell us exactly for what you want to use them, it is easier to get the right directions.
     
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    I'm newbie too had to know about proxy, found answer here, tanx.
    Why we use vps and what is that, I know pppl use and pay for it some bucks

    Ty
     
  8. Chris.Roark

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    VPS is a Virtual Private Server. Basically is a PC that you rent.

    For social media automation, you need to run the bots for 24/7, so if you can't use your PC for 24/7, you can rent a VPS and let it run constantly.

    For example, if you rent a Windows VPS from Amazon, you basically receive a Windows 8 pc.
     
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    Thanks for so clear answers, gonna bookmark this page so if happens to forget can re read what is what :)
     
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    Very good responses for all noobs!
     
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