MyPrivateProxy Review

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8.7Expert Score
MyPrivateProxy Review


MyPrivateProxy is a good proxy service that offers a large variety of proxy types and ypackages that can be used for all kind of automated tasks. This MyPrivateProxy review presents the main features of the service as well as its main strengths and weaknesses.

MyPrivateProxy review in a nutshell

Feature MyPrivateProxy
Proxy types HTTP/HTTPS high anonymity proxies, FTP, SOCKS (upon request).
Proxy location USA,  Canada, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Sweden.
Proxy client Manual configuration, proxy bots or software, browser extensions, programmatically.
IP source Data center IP addresses.
IP rotation No.
IP replacement Once a month upon request or automatically.
Authentication IP based or username/password.
Bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth.
Speed & performance Good.
P2P/Torrent policy Not allowed.
Usage restrictions No XRumer, mailing, torrents.
Trial period No trial.
Pricing From $1/proxy/month for shared proxies. From $2.49/proxy/month for private proxies.
Payment methods Credit cards, Paypal.
Moneyback & Refund policy 3 days for private and shared proxies. No refund for dedicated proxies.
Support 24/7 email/ticketing support.
Control Panel Simple and effective.
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Proxy types

MyPrivateProxy proxy servers support HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols by default. Additionally, the SOCKS protocol can be activated upon request.

The proxies are highly anonymous, and they can be used for general web browsing, web crawling, content posting, SEO tasks, creating social media accounts, etc.

Private proxies

The Private Proxies package offers access to proxies that are assigned only to you. Up to 100 threads/proxy are allowed and there are no restrictions on the amount of bandwidth you use.

Dedicated proxies

The proxies in the Dedicated Proxies packages are optimized for specific tasks, like copping sneakers (Sneaker proxies), purchasing tickets (ticketing proxies), accessing PokemonGO, accessing Instagram.

Shared proxies

Shared proxies are the cheapest, but they are used by several proxy users. Thus, the IPs may be blacklisted, banned or you may encounter the bad neighbor effect.

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Proxy location

The proxies offered by MyPrivateProxy are available in the USA (Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Denver, Washington, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, Jersey City, Ashburn, Las Vegas, New York, Portland, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle),  Canada, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Sweden.

On the checkout page, you can choose the server locations between Europe and the United States or a mix of them. Also, if you need a specific city or region, you may add the request to the Additional notes section in the checkout page.

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Proxy client

HTTP, SOCKS and FTP proxies can be used in various ways depending on users’ needs.

Manual configuration

Setting up an HTTP or SOCKS proxy on different web browsers is an easy task. Here is how to set up a SOCKS proxy on your browser. Similarly, HTTP proxies can be set up manually.

Proxy browser extensions

Browser extensions are an easy way to set up a 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

Many proxy users use bots or proxy applications for different SEO related tasks, web crawling, content posting, social media activities.

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

Use the proxy programmatically

HTTP and SOCKS proxies can easily be used programmatically to build your own scrips and applications. In order to connect to the proxies, you may either use the username/password authentication or list the IP of your server in the Authorized IPs list in the MyPrivateProxy 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’; //MyPrivateProxy proxy IP and port

$credentials = “user:password”; //the authentication username and password – get them from the Client Area – they are not necessary if your are using the IP authorization mode

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, $proxy);

//curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYTYPE, CURLPROXY_SOCKS5);  // for SOCKS proxies

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYUSERPWD,$credentials); //for username/password authorization
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);
curl_close($ch);

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IP source

The proxies offered by MyPrivateProxy are using data center IP addresses. Unlike residential IPs, data center IPs are more probable to be detected and blocked by websites and firewalls.

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IP rotation

You may rotate the MyPrivateProxy proxies using certain proxy applications or browser extensions as explained here. No backconnect rotating proxies are available.

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IP replacement

You may get the proxies replaced once a month, free of charge, starting with the second month of subscription. The IP replacement can be performed upon request or automatically if you choose to activate the Auto-Refresh feature from the Client Panel.

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Authentication

You can use the proxies either with username and password (in the IP:port:user:pass format) or by authenticating with your ISP/VPS IP address (in IP:port format).

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Bandwidth

There are no bandwidth limitations for proxies provided by MyPrivateProxy.

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Speed & Performance

For this test, I have used a test account (Instagram package) with proxies located in the United States. You may see the results below.

The proxies were rather slow compared to other proxy services that I tested. However, they can be decently used for regular browsing and for performing most of the tasks involving data scraping, creating accounts, etc.

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 MyPrivateProxy servers.

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Usage restrictions

MyPrivateProxy does not allow the usage of XRumer, torrents. Also, they do not accept the use of the proxies for SMTP/POP3/IMAP mailing under any circumstances.

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Trial period

No free trial is available for MyPrivateProxy due to abuses. However, you may purchase the smallest package and test if it is suitable for your needs. If not, you may benefit from the 3-day money back guarantee.

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Pricing

The MyPrivateProxy pricing model depends on the number of proxies and on the proxy type:

  • Private proxies from $2.49/month.
  • Sneaker proxies from $2.95/month.
  • Pokemon GO proxies from $2.35/month.
  • Ticketing proxies from $1.54/month.
  • Ticketmaster proxies (+250 proxies) – $390/month.
  • Shared proxies from $1.00/month.

Check the available options, buy proxies, and get instant access to the proxies on the MyPrivateProxy website.

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Payment methods

Proxies from MyPrivateProxies can be purchased using PayPal or credit cards (via 2Checkout).

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Moneyback & Refund policy

Payments for private and shared proxies can be refunded within 3 days from the date of the transaction. However, dedicated proxies do not benefit from the money back guarantee. Thus, no refund is processed for dedicated proxies under any circumstance.

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Support

The MyPrivateProxy team offers 24/7 email and ticketing support.

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Control Panel

MyPrivateProxy uses the standard Whmcs for client and proxy management. From the Client Area, you may:

  • get access to your proxies with both HTTP and SOCKS ports;
  • download brief proxy list (IP:port);
  • download full proxy list (IP:port:username:password);
  • set the proxy password;
  • set up the authorization IPs;
  • request for the proxy replacement and enable/disable auto-refresh;
  • get access to the proxy API (the API offers access to the list of proxies, and it can be used to request a proxy refresh).

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Conclusion

8.7 Total Score
All Purpose HTTP & SOCKS Proxy Service

MyPrivateProxy is a good proxy service that offers a large variety of proxies: shared and private proxies, HTTP/SOCKS/FTP proxies, specialized proxies that can be used for all kinds of automated tasks.

Proxy Features and Quality
8
Pricing
9
Customer Support
9
PROS
  • Specialized proxy packages (sneaker, ticketing, PokemonGO).
  • Shared and dedicated proxies.
  • HTTP, SOCKS, FTP protocols supported.
  • Unlimited bandwidth.
  • 3-day money back guarantee.
  • Proxy API available.
CONS
  • No trial.
  • No live chat support.
  • No rotating proxies.
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