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
|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).|
|Speed & performance||Fast and reliable.|
|P2P/Torrent policy||Not allowed.|
|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.|
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.back to menu ↑
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.back to menu ↑
As well as other HTTP proxies the Instant Proxies can be used in various ways depending on users’ needs.
Setting up an HTTP proxy on different web browsers is an easy task, and it is similar to using a SOCKS proxy.
Proxy browser extensions
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:
- Proxy software: Elite Proxy Switcher.
- SEO software: ScrapeBox, GSA Search Engine Ranker.
- Sneaker bots: AIO Bot, Nike Bot, Another Nike Bot, SneakerHead-Bot, Heated Sneaks Bots, Easy Cop Ultimate.
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 = ‘184.108.40.206:8888’; //Instant proxy IP and port
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($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_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 15);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
$curl_scraped_page = curl_exec($ch);
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.back to menu ↑
Only shared proxies with static IP addresses are provided by InstantProxies. Unfortunately, no backconnect rotating proxies. However, you may rotate the Instant proxies using certain proxy application or browser extensions as explained here.back to menu ↑
IP reallocation on proxies is possible once a month upon renewal and only on customer’s request.back to menu ↑
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.back to menu ↑
There is no bandwidth limitation of Instant Proxies.back to menu ↑
Speed & Performance
On the InstantProxy website, you may see network status information that, at the moment of writing this review, shows 99.9% network uptime for the last month. Impressive! This means that it is unlikely to experience disconnects caused by proxy issues.
For this test, I have purchased the 10 proxies package. After the instant setup, I was able to access proxies from 4 different IP classes (multiple subnets), on proxy servers from multiple locations: 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.
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P2P / Torrent policy
Torrenting is not allowed on the Instant Proxies network.back to menu ↑
There are no specific restrictions on Instant proxies usage.back to menu ↑
No free trial is available for this proxy provider. However, you may get a general proxy performance using the InstantProxies Check Availability Tool.back to menu ↑
The InstantProxies pricing depends on the number of proxies, with the standard price per proxy 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.
InstantProxies can be purchased using credit cards (via 2Checkout), PayPal or Bitcoin.back to menu ↑
Moneyback & Refund policy
Instant Proxies offer a generous 7-day money back guarantee.back to menu ↑
The InstantProxies team offers 24/7 email and live chat support. However, the live chat seems to be sometimes offline.back to menu ↑
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.