SSLPrivateProxy is a very good proxy service that offers high-quality private proxies as well as shared ones. Numerous packages are available, optimized for specific usage scenarios, like creating social media accounts, unblocking websites, purchasing sneakers and tickets, performing SEO tasks. This SSLPrivateProxy review presents the main features of the service as well as its main strengths and weaknesses.
SSLPrivateProxy review in a nutshell
|Proxy types||Shared proxies, Private proxies, Social sites proxies, Ticketmaster proxies, Sneaker proxies, Classified Ads proxies|
|Proxy location||USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain.|
|Proxy client||Proxy bots, manual configuration, browser extensions, programmatically.|
|IP source||Data center IPs addresses.|
|IP rotation||Only using the API.|
|IP replacement||Once a month (except for Ticketmaster proxies that can be replaced for an extra fee).|
|Authentication||IP based or username/password.|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth. No limitations.|
|Speed & performance||Fast and reliable.|
|P2P/Torrent policy||Torrenting is allowed on proxies with European IPs.|
|Usage restrictions||Hacking, torrents, illegal activity.|
|Trial period||No trial.|
|Pricing||Depends on the package, from $3/proxy/month for the private proxies.|
|Payment methods||Paypal, credit cards (via WorldPay), Bitcoin.|
|Moneyback & Refund policy||Yes, three days.|
|Support||24/7 email support. No live chat.|
|Control Panel||Nice and simple.|
Private dedicated proxies
Private proxies use dedicated IP addresses, and they are elite proxies assigned only to one user. They are optimized for accessing Facebook (Facebook proxies), Twitter (Twitter proxies), YouTube, and they can also be used for SEO tasks as SEO proxies.
Shared semi-dedicated proxies
The shared proxies are cheaper, but they are shared between multiple users. However, semi-dedicated proxies are useful for hiding your IP address and unblocking restricted websites.
Social sites proxies
Such proxies are used for accounts creation, likes, shares, basically growing accounts for promoting content. They are set up for accessing services like Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Snapchat. These proxies (e.g., Instagram proxies) are invaluable for any internet marketer.
Ticketmaster proxies are specialized proxies that can be used with ticket bots for purchasing tickets on sites like TicketMaster, TicketFly, AXS, VividSeats, StubHub, Tickets.com, and all other similar sites.
The sneaker proxies are optimized for coping sneakers from Yeezy, Adidas, Nike, Footlocker, Supreme, Champs Sports, Footaction, and other sneaker sites.back to menu ↑
SSLPrivateProxy offer access to proxies in the following countries and locations:
- United States: WA (Seattle), CA (Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland), IL (Chicago), AZ (Phoenix), TX (Dallas), FL (Miami, Jacksonville, Boca Raton), PA (Scranton), CO (Denver), NY (New York, Buffalo), GA (Atlanta), NC (Greensboro, Charlotte), OH (Columbus), MI (Detroit, Southfield), MO (Kansas City), OK (Oklahoma City), TN (Nashville), OR (Portland), NM (Albuquerque), UT (Salt Lake City), MN(Minneapolis), IN (Indianapolis), NH (Salem), MA (Boston), PA (Philadelphia), VA (Herndon), DC (Washington);
- Canada: Toronto;
- United Kingdom: London;
- Netherlands: Amsterdam;
- Germany: Hessen (Frankfurt);
- France: Île-de-France (Velizy Villacoublay);
- Spain: Madrid.
Locations are randomly assigned upon allocation. You may send a request to support if you need a specific place.back to menu ↑
The SSLPrivateProxy HTTP proxies can be used in various ways depending on users’ needs.
All popular web browsers can route your Internet traffic through HTTP/HTTPS or SOCKS proxies. Setting up a proxy in a browser is an easy task. Additionally, you may use the proxies on your iPhone or Android devices.
Proxy browser extensions
Proxy software or proxy bots
Proxies have an essential role when it comes to implementing some gray hat or black-hat SEO-related strategies. These tactics involve automation, and manual proxy configuration is simply not an option.
Here are several proxy software applications and proxy bots that can be used with SSLPrivateProxies:
- SEO software: ScrapeBox, GSA Search Engine Ranker.
- Sneaker bots: AIO Bot, Nike Bot, Another Nike Bot, SneakerHead-Bot, Heated Sneaks Bots, Easy Cop Ultimate.
- Proxy software: Elite Proxy Switcher, Proxifier.
Use the proxy programmatically
You may easily use HTTP proxies programmatically. For example, in PHP, you may call the cURL function similarly to the code below:
$proxy = ‘127.0.0.1:8888’; //proxy IP and port
$useragent=”Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/18.104.22.168″;
$url = ‘http://xyz.com/ip.php’; //the URL to be accessed
$credentials = “user:password”; //the authentication username and password – get them from the Client Area
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION,’CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1′ );
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPPROXYTUNNEL, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, $proxy);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
All the proxies offered by SSLPrivateProxy are using data center IP addresses. According to the support team: “We don’t spoof our IPs’ location to look like they are residential ones. Also, we don’t use the abused Hola network”.back to menu ↑
IP rotation is available only through the API. More precisely, by calling the getrandomproxy from the API, you get a random proxy on each request. However, you may rotate the proxies using the EliteProxySwitcher application or browser extensions as explained here.back to menu ↑
You may get a fresh batch of proxies at the beginning of next month, by placing a request from the Client Area. IP replacement is not available for Ticketmaster proxies, except for an additional fee. You may contact the support team for further details.back to menu ↑
The authentication is either IP based (IP-AUTH) or user/pass authentication. You may select the authentication type from the Client Area. For the IP-AUTH you are allowed to use up to IP addresses.back to menu ↑
SSLPrivateProxy offers unlimited bandwidth for all types of proxies.back to menu ↑
Speed & Performance
For testing the speed of the proxies provided by SSLPrivateProxy, I have used an Instagram proxies package that has the main purpose of managing multiple IG accounts.
You may see below the proxy speed test results. I was impressed by the provided speed in all locations, and the speed loss was acceptable even when accessing long distanced proxy servers (e.g., California).
Note: The speed test was performed in Europe, on a Mac machine using the Firefox browser.back to menu ↑
P2P / Torrent policy
Torrenting is allowed on proxies and VPNs with European IPs. Thus, if you want to download torrents or for streaming, you may contact the SSLPrivateProxy support, and they will allocate European proxies to be used as torrent proxies.back to menu ↑
SSL Private Proxies cannot be used for spamming, distributing copyrighted materials, hacking, denial of service attacks, and other illegal activities.back to menu ↑
SSLPrivateProxy does not offer a free trial for pre-sale testing. However, you may benefit from the three-day money back policy.back to menu ↑
Proxies provided by SSLPrivateProxy StormProxies start from $1.11/proxy/month for the Shared proxies and $3/proxy/month for the Private Proxies package.
However, the price is higher for the specialized proxies:
- Gaming proxies (from $4.48/proxy/month);
- Classified ads proxies (from $5/proxy/month);
- Instagram proxies (from $4.48/proxy/month);
- Pinterest proxies (from $5.5/proxy/month);
- SnapChat proxies (from $2.25/proxy/month);
- LinkedIn proxies (from $2.6/proxy/month);
- Pokemon Go proxies (from $3/proxy/month);
- Ticketmaster proxies (from $2.6/proxy/month);
- Sneaker proxies (from $2.6/proxy/month).
Beside proxies, SSLPrivateProxy also provides access to private and shared VPNs.
Further, you may check the available options and buy private proxies on the SSLPrivateProxy website.back to menu ↑
The default payment option is PayPal. You may also pay by credit cards via WorldPay and by Bitcoin.back to menu ↑
Moneyback & Refund policy
If you are not happy with the SSLPrivateProxy service, you may ask for a refund within three days from the purchase. You are eligible for a refund only if the proxies were not used for Craiglist posting or any other automated web submission procedure or game bots.back to menu ↑
The SSLPrivateProxy team is available 24/7 for email support. No live chat support. From my experience, the replies were fast, informed, and polite.back to menu ↑
The Client Area (Control Panel) uses Whmcs and provides an easy way to:
- Get access to your proxies (proxy, port);
- Set up the authentication mode for your proxies.
- Request proxy replacement.
- Download the proxy list in a text file (from the Download button below the proxy table).
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SSLPrivateProxy is a very good proxy service that offers high-quality shared and private proxies that can be used for creating social media accounts, purchasing sneakers and tickets, performing SEO tasks.
- Lots of specialized proxy packages.
- Fast & reliable proxies.
- Unlimited bandwidth.
- Excellent ticket support.
- 3-day money back guarantee.
- Bitcoin payment option.
- No rotating proxies.
- No SOCKS proxies.
- No trial.
- No live chat support.