Instant Proxies Review

Instant Proxies Review
9.0Expert Score
Instant Proxies Review


InstantProxies is a top proxy service that offers high quality, all-purpose HTTP proxies. This Instant Proxies review presents the main features of the service as well as its main pros and cons.

InstantProxies review in a nutshell

Feature InstantProxies
Proxy types HTTP/HTTPS high anonymity proxies.
Proxy location USA and Europe.
Proxy client Manual configuration, proxy bots or software, browser extensions, programmatically.
IP source Data center IP addresses.
IP rotation No, only static IPs.
IP replacement Once a month upon request.
Authentication IP based authorization (maximum 10 IPs).
Bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth.
Speed & performance Fast and reliable.
P2P/Torrent policy Not allowed.
Usage restrictions No.
Trial period No trial.
Pricing $1/proxy/month (Available packages: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 proxies).
Payment methods Credit cards, Paypal, Bitcoin.
Moneyback & Refund policy Yes, 7 days.
Support 24/7 email & live chat support.
Control Panel Simple and effective. Proxy tester tool available.
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Proxy types

InstantProxies offers HTTP/HTTPS proxies (no SOCKS proxies). They are implemented as high anonymity proxies, and they can be used for general web browsing, web crawling, content posting, and for accessing sites like Amazon, Craigslist, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, Youtube.

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Proxy location

The Instant private proxies are available in the USA and Europe. At the time of writing this Instant Proxies review, the available locations in the USA were Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Ilinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington. As for Europe, they offer UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, Romania, The Netherlands, Estonia, Sweden, and Ukraine.

For more details regarding the available locations at a particular moment, you need to contact the support team.

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Proxy client

As well as other HTTP proxies the Instant Proxies can be used in various ways depending on users’ needs.

Manual configuration

Setting up an HTTP proxy is an easy task, and it is similar to using a SOCKS proxy.

Proxy browser extensions

Browser extensions are an easy way to set up a private proxy to your browser. The one that I recommend is FoxyProxy that works for Firefox, as well as for Chrome.

Proxy software or proxy bots

Probably, most of the proxy users set up bots or proxy applications for different SEO related tasks, web crawling, content posting, social media activities.

InstantProxies can be used by most of the popular proxy software applications and proxy bots like:

Use the proxy programmatically

You may easily use InstantProxies programmatically. But, before executing the script or application make sure that your server IP address is authorized via the Instant proxy Control Panel.

For example, in PHP, you may call the cURL function similarly to the code below:

$url = ‘http://xyz.com/ip.php’; //the URL to be accessed
$proxy = ‘1.1.1.1:8888’; //Instant proxy IP and port

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, $proxy);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPPROXYTUNNEL, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
$curl_scraped_page = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

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IP source

The proxies made available by InstantProxies are using data center IP addresses. Unlike residential IPs, data center IPs are more likely to be detected and blocked by websites and firewalls.

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IP rotation

Only shared proxies with static IP addresses are provided by InstantProxies. Unfortunately, no IP rotation, nor backconnect rotating proxies.

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IP replacement

IP reallocation on proxies is possible once a month upon renewal and only on customer’s request.

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Authentication

The authentication is IP based for all proxies. You may update the authorization IPs (maximum allowed IPs is 10) in the Control Panel area. However, no username/password authentication is available.

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Bandwidth

There is no bandwidth limitation of Instant Proxies.

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Speed & Performance

For this test, I have purchased the 10 proxies package. I have received proxies from 4 different IP classes, on servers located in San Francisco, Dallas (Texas), Garden Grove (California), Arizona (Phoenix). I have performed some speed testing for all the available locations. You may see the results below.

The Instant proxies were impressively fast and reliable! As part of the test, I used a proxy for several days with no disconnection.

Note: The speed test was performed in Europe, on a Windows machine using the Firefox browser.

Instant Proxies Review - Speedtest

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P2P / Torrent policy

Torrenting is not allowed on the Instant Proxies network.

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Usage restrictions

There are no specific restrictions on Instant proxies usage.

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Trial period

No free trial is available for this proxy provider. However, you may get a general proxy performance using the InstantProxies Check Availability Tool.

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Pricing

The InstantProxies pricing depends on the number of proxies, with the standard cost of $1/month/proxy. Thus, the lowest package offers access to 10 proxies for $10/month, and the largest 500 proxies for $500/month. Each package has a certain number of available locations/cities and subnets. For example, if you buy a proxy IP-50 package, you may select the IPs from 4 cities and 8 subnets.

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Payment methods

InstantProxies can be purchased using credit cards (via 2Checkout), PayPal or Bitcoin.

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Moneyback & Refund policy

Instant Proxies offer a generous 7-day money back guarantee. 

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Support

The InstantProxies team offers 24/7 email and live chat support. However, the live chat seems to be sometimes offline. 

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Control Panel

InstantProxies uses Whmcs for user account administration and a separate Proxy Admin Panel for:

  • getting access to your proxies;
  • testing the proxies (I found it very useful);
  • set up the authorization IPs (either add your own IP or enter one in the text box).

There is no way to change the provided locations from the Control Panel. However, you may ask for support help.

Instant Proxies Review - Control Panel - Proxy Admin

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Conclusion

9 Total Score
All Purpose HTTP Proxy Service

Instant Proxies is a top proxy service that offers fast HTTP proxies at competitive prices.

Proxy Features and Quality
8
Pricing
10
Customer Support
9
PROS
  • Fast proxies. Excellent speed.
  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • Good support.
  • 7-day money back guarantee.
  • Proxy tester tool available.
CONS
  • No rotating proxies. Only static IPs.
  • No username/password authentication.
  • No SOCKS proxies.
  • No trial.
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