Review: Scraper API is a tool for developers building web scrapers, it handles proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs so developers can get the raw HTML from any website with a simple API call. It doesn't burden you with managing your own proxies, it manages its own internal pool of over a hundred thousand U.S. based proxies from a dozen different proxy providers, and has smart routing logic that routes requests through different subnets and automatically throttles requests in order to avoid IP bans and CAPTCHAs. Web scraping has never been this easy!
Review: Storm Proxies is a IP rotation service boasting a pool of 70000 proxies, allowing users to pick between US only, US and EU, or worldwide proxy pools. Users can also control whether each request is sent through a different IP address, or whether IP addresses should switch every 3 minutes or 15 minutes. While many of the proxies are banned from popular websites, the pool is big enough that there are usually a few that work for most sites.
Review: Microleaves boasts the world's largest pool of residential proxies, with over 26 million in its pool at any given time. Better yet, they have no limits on bandwidth like many residential proxy providers. They allow rotating proxies every 5 minutes, which is faster than many other backconnect proxy providers. However, this service comes with quite a hefty price tag at $5 per proxy per month for worldwide proxies, and $10 per proxy per month for U.S. based proxies.
Review: Blazing proxies lives up to its name with fast, cheap rotating proxies, at just over $2 per backconnect proxy per month. Blazing proxies allows for rotation once every 10 minutes, and provides unmetered bandwidth with speeds up to 1 Gb/s. While their proxy pool is much smaller than other providers with only 8000 proxies at any given time, and many of their proxies are banned from popular websites, you can't argue with the speed and price!
Review: Proxy Mesh provides proxies that rotate through a number of IP addresses every day (the number depends on the plan you select, with plans ranging from 20 IP addresses per day to 220 IP addresses per day). Unlike other services on this list, Proxy Mesh does charge for bandwidth, with prices ranging from $1 per GB to $0.10 per GB. However, its proxy pool is generally quite clean and can work well for hard to scrape websites.
Review: Proxy Rack boasts an impressive proxy pool with over a hundred thousand proxies at any given time. Like Storm Proxies, it sends each request through a different proxy. It has pools of worldwide residential proxies, US data center proxies, and EU datacenter proxies. The only downside to this service is that for data center proxies, the minimum subscription level is $120 a month, a bit steep for most freelancers.
Review: Luminati boasts a large pool of proxies, allowing users to select mobile, residential, or data center proxies. It claims to be able to support unlimited concurrent requests, and has IPs in every country. The price of this flexibility is fairly steep, as Luminati charges bandwidht prices that range from $12.5 per GB to $5 per GB. Still, for hard to scrape websites, it's hard to beat this selection.
Review: Crawlera bills itself as the world's first smart proxy, routing requests through its internal proxy network in a way to avoid IP bans. Crawlera has some issues with slowness and being blocked from popular sites as a result of it's relatively small pool of proxies, but it is priced competitively and integrates nicely with other ScrapingHub offerings.
Review: Proxy Rain leases proxies from other networks, and routes requests through IPs in a way to avoid IP bans. While it boasts easy transparent pricing similar to Scraper API and Crawlera, its prices are not particularly competitive. However, the quality is what you'd expect from a 20 year industry veteran like Brian Long.
Review: Geosurf offers premium residential proxies at premium prices. It charges between $8 and $15 per GB of bandwidth depending on which plan you select, with plans starting at $300/month. This is one of the instances where you get what you pay for, the quality of the proxies is quite high even for harder to scrape websites.