Storm Proxies Review


StormProxies Review
9.5Expert Score
Storm Proxies Review


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

Feature StormProxies
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.
For more information on StormProxies features:
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Proxy types

StormProxies offers high anonymity proxies, using HTTP/HTTPS (no SOCKS). The following packages are available.

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

Private proxies use dedicated IP addresses, virgin IPs, and they are elite proxies assigned only to one user. They use fixed IP addresses.

Sneaker 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.

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Proxy location

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).

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Proxy client

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:

Manual configuration

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:

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Go to Settings > Advanced > System > Open proxy settings. It will open the Network settings of your MacOS.
  3. Select and check Web Proxy (HTTP) or Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS).
  4. 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.
  5. Click Ok, and you have complete the setup of the Storm proxy.

Proxy browser extensions

For faster management of the proxy settings, you may want to install a proxy browser extension or addon. The one that I recommend is FoxyProxy that works for Firefox, as well as for Chrome.

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_URL,$url);
curl_setopt($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);
curl_close($ch);

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IP source

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.
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IP rotation

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.

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IP replacement

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.

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Authentication

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.

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Bandwidth

Storm Proxies offer unlimited bandwidth. No hidden costs, no limits on bandwidth.

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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.

StormProxies Review - Speed Test

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P2P / Torrent policy

Torrenting is not allowed on the Storm Proxies network.

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Usage restrictions

Hacking, torrents and all other illegal activity.

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Trial period

Storm Proxies does not offer a free trial. However, you may benefit from the two-day money back policy (less for smallest packages).

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Pricing

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.

For more information on StormProxies pricing:
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Payment methods

You may pay for proxies using PayPal, either using funds from PayPal account or by credit cards.

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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.

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Support

The StormProxy team offers 24/7 email support. According to their website, all support requests are answered within 24 hours, 45% within 1 hour!

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Control Panel

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.

Storm Proxies Review - Control Panel

For more information on StormProxies:

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Conclusion

9.5 Total Score
3 reviews
Complete Proxy Service

StormProxies is a complete proxy service with a lot of package options, excellent performance, and competitive pricing.

9.5Editor's score
Proxy Features and Quality
9.5
Pricing
9.5
Customer Support
9.5
9.4User's score
Proxy Features and Quality
9
Pricing
9.3
Customer Support
10
PROS
  • 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.
CONS
  • No regular shared proxies available.
  • No SOCKS proxies.
  • No trial.
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  1. 5
    Proxy Features and Quality
    100
    Pricing
    100
    Customer Support
    100

    Great proxy service. I am using it for more then 3 months and they are exactly what I need. Stable proxies, quite fast, excellent support.

  2. 4.65
    Proxy Features and Quality
    90
    Pricing
    90
    Customer Support
    100

    I’m using SP for some social campaigns on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter. I have not encountered a single problem since I began using them. I’ll definitely recommend them

  3. 4.5
    Proxy Features and Quality
    80
    Pricing
    90
    Customer Support
    100

    Not quite impressed with the speed of the proxies. However, there could have been something related to my Internet connection or my ISP. Used them for copping sneaker with fair results.

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