StormProxies is an impressive proxy service with a large variety of proxy packages tailored for certain usage scenarios, like unblocking websites, purchasing sneakers and tickets, creating social media accounts, performing SEO tasks. This StormProxies review presents the main features of the service as well as its main strengths and weaknesses. (spoiler alert: not many cons!).
StormProxies review in a nutshell
|Proxy types||Rotating backconnect proxies, Private dedicated proxies, Sneaker proxies, Ticketmaster & tickets sites proxies, Social sites proxies.|
|Proxy location||USA, European Union, and other Worldwide locations.|
|Proxy client||Proxy bots, manual configuration, browser extensions, programmatically.|
|IP source||Data center IPs and residential IP addresses.|
|IP rotation||Every 3 and 5 minutes or after 15 min.|
|IP replacement||Twice a month for the Private dedicated proxies package.|
|Authentication||IP based or user/pass.|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth. No limitations.|
|Speed & performance||Fast and reliable.|
|P2P/Torrent policy||Not allowed.|
|Usage restrictions||Hacking, torrents, illegal activity.|
|Trial period||No trial.|
|Pricing||Depends on the package.|
|Payment methods||Paypal, credit cards.|
|Moneyback & Refund policy||Yes.|
|Support||24/7 email support.|
|Control Panel||Simple and easy to use.|
Rotating backconnect proxies
Rotating backconnect proxies automatically change the exit IP address of the proxy server to an IP from a large pool of IP addresses. There is no need for manual IP replacements. The proxy user gets access to one or more “proxy gateways,” the IP or IPs of the proxy server. By accessing the “proxy gateway” servers, your proxy client software (e.g., AIO bot) will receive a new proxy IP after every several minutes.
Depending on the type of IPs included in the proxy pool, Storm Proxies offers:
- Dedicated IPs rotating proxies – To every HTTP request (after every 3 min or after 15 min), a new random IP from a proxy pool of 70,000 proxy IPs is assigned. The pool consists of rotating private data center IP addresses.
- Residential IPs rotating proxies – The proxy requests are forwarded to a random IP (every 3-5 min) from a proxy pool of 40,000 residential IPs.
Private dedicated proxies
The sneaker proxies are optimized for purchasing sneakers from Yeezy, Adidas, Nike, Supreme, Champs Sports, Footlocker, Footaction, Eastbay, and other sneaker sites.
Ticketmaster & tickets sites proxies
Proxies to be used with ticket bots for tickets sites with sites such as TicketMaster, TicketFly, AXS, VividSeats, MLB, StubHub, AXS, Tickets.com, and all other similar sites.
Social sites proxies
They are set up for accessing and unblocking sites or services like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Linkedin, Snapchat, Pokemon Go.back to menu ↑
The private dedicated proxies are available in the USA (Cheyenne, LA, and NY). This includes the tickets proxies and the social media proxies.
The backconnect proxy IPs are from the USA, the European Union, and other Worldwide locations. The location can be changed from the Client Area.
Finally, the residential proxies (rotating, sneaker proxies, ticket sites) are available in the USA and European Union (EU).back to menu ↑
Proxies provided by StormProxies as well as other HTTP proxies can be used in various ways depending on users’ needs.
Proxy software or proxy bots
Many proxy users have specific tasks in mind that are related to SEO (link building), online purchases, social media. These tasks need automation, and manual proxy configuration is simply not an option. Here are several proxy software applications and proxy bots that can be used with StormProxies:
- SEO software: ScrapeBox, GSA Search Engine Ranker.
- Sneaker bots: AIO Bot, Nike Bot, Another Nike Bot, NikeShoeBot, SneakerHead-Bot, Heated Sneaks Bots, Easy Cop Ultimate.
- Proxy software: Elite Proxy Switcher.
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. For example, in Chrome for Mac, you need to perform the following tasks:
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- Go to Settings > Advanced > System > Open proxy settings. It will open the Network settings of your MacOS.
- Select and check Web Proxy (HTTP) or Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS).
- Fill in the (Secure) Web Proxy Server IP address and port (check the StormProxies Control Panel for details). Also, if you use username and password for authentication, enter the Username and Password.
- Click Ok, and you have complete the setup of the Storm proxy.
Proxy browser extensions
Use the proxy programmatically
You may easily use proxies programmatically. 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 = ‘127.0.0.1:8888’; //proxy IP and port
$proxyauth = ‘user:password’; //the authentication username and password
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, $proxy);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_PROXYUSERPWD, $proxyauth);
curl_setopt($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);
Storm Proxies offer both data center IPs and residential IP addresses, depending on the package:
- Private dedicated proxies: data center IP addresses.
- Backconnect rotating proxies: a mix of data center and residential IPs.
- Residential rotating proxies: pure residential IPs.
The IPs from the Backconnect rotating proxies and Residential rotating proxies are rotated every 3 and 5 minutes or after 15 min. New IP is assigned for each port.back to menu ↑
IP replacement is possible twice a month for the Private dedicated proxies package.
Backconnect Rotating Proxies and Residential Rotating Proxies packages assign IPs dynamically from a pool of tens of thousands IPs. Thus, no IP replacement is necessary or possible.back to menu ↑
The authentication is either IP based (for most of the proxy packages) or user/pass authentication for the private proxies. Each of the packages comes with one access IP. It means you can use each package from the maximum one computer.back to menu ↑
Storm Proxies offer unlimited bandwidth. No hidden costs, no limits on bandwidth.back to menu ↑
Speed & Performance
To get a feeling on how fast the proxies provided by StormProxies, I purchased the smallest package available (5 Private Dedicated Proxies for $10/month) and performed some speed testing. Overall, the impression was that the proxies are very fast and reliable (I used one for several days with no disconnection or significant speed loss).
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 Storm Proxies network.back to menu ↑
Hacking, torrents and all other illegal activity.back to menu ↑
Storm Proxies does not offer a free trial. However, you may benefit from the two-day money back policy (less for smallest packages).back to menu ↑
Depending on the type of proxy, StormProxies pricing is based on the number of proxy IPs (Private Dedicated Proxies), the number of simultaneous connections (Backconnect Rotating Proxies), the number of ports (Residential Rotating Proxies). Further, you may check the available options and buy proxies on the StormProxies website.
Important! When subscribing to the Storm Proxies service you need to confirm your email address and also it needs to match your PayPal id.
You may pay for proxies using PayPal, either using funds from PayPal account or by credit cards.back to menu ↑
Moneyback & Refund policy
If you are not happy with the StormProxies service, you may ask for a refund within 48 hours of purchase. However, smallest (5 proxies) package comes with (only) 2 hours money back guarantee.back to menu ↑
The StormProxy team offers 24/7 email support. According to their website, all support requests are answered within 24 hours, 45% within 1 hour!back to menu ↑
The Control Panel is simple and easy to use, and it allows you to:
- get access to your proxies (proxy, port, username/password);
- set up the access IP for rotating reverse proxies;
- change the authentication mode for your proxies.
StormProxies is a complete proxy service with a lot of package options, excellent performance, and competitive pricing.
- Various proxy packages.
- A large number of residential proxies.
- Dedicated sneaker proxies, Ticketmaster proxies, social media proxies (Twitter proxies, Instagram proxies).
- Unlimited bandwidth.
- Excellent speed.
- No regular shared proxies available.
- No SOCKS proxies.
- No trial.