Living in the digital age is great; you get access to an almost infinite amount of information about just about anything you are looking for. However, there are two sides to every coin, and the digital age also has a handful of drawbacks. For example, several websites use digital fingerprints to track their users, collect data about them, and then use that data to send ads and targeted marketing to them. Well, when you’re almost done with websites following you everywhere, Smartproxy’s X Browser become your best friend. Here’s how to use X Browser to stay anonymous online.
So, what is Smartproxy? Easy said, smart proxy is a proxy service provider. The platform has a huge pool (over 40 million) of IP addresses for you to use, and it offers country and city-level targeting for all of your personal, business, and marketing needs.
Types of Proxies
There are many types of proxies. The most common are homes and data centers. Smartproxy also offers Search Engine Proxies, a complete scraping API that combines a proxy network, web scraper and data parser. This powerful solution is great for collecting information from SERPs. If you are looking for private IPs, Smartproxy offers static dedicated data center proxies from the US.
This review will focus on residential and data center proxies only.
Residential proxies are suitable for most users. These proxies use real smartphones and desktops and route your internet traffic through them. Smartproxy has a network of over 40 million residential proxies worldwide.
When using residential proxies, your IP address is rotated with every connection request you make. What’s more, if you want to use the same IP address for a little longer, Smartproxy offers sticky sessions that can last from 1 minute, up to 10 and 30 minutes for each IP address.
These proxies are perfect for web scraping, ad verification, sneaker copping and ecommerce, affiliate testing, and SEO research.
Data Center Proxy
Data center proxies, on the other hand, are produced in high-performance data centers.
Smartproxy provides a network of more than 40,000 data center proxies in the US. As with residential proxies, you can set up alternating sessions or choose a paste session to use the same IP address for 30 minutes.
Data center proxies are best suited for large-scale tasks, such as advertising testing or collecting data for academic or market research.
Now that you’re familiar with Smartproxy, let’s talk about pricing.
Pricing for the residential proxies starts at $75 + tax per month. This will give you 5 GB of traffic and allow you to create 1 proxy user and whitelist 1 IP address. You can opt for more bandwidth (as well as for proxy users) by upgrading to the Starter plan ($200 per month) or the Regular plan ($400 per month).
Data Center Proxies
If you are interested in the data center proxies, the plans start at $50 + VAT per month. This will give you 100 GB of traffic and one proxy user. If you want more GBs and users, you can opt for the Smart plan ($100 per month), the Wise plan ($200 per month), or the Genius plan ($500 per month).
Features of Smartproxy
Now let’s talk about other features of Smartproxy that make it a solid choice for anyone who wants to stay safe and anonymous online.
You can see that many countries around the world restrict access to certain websites. Whether you’re in the Middle East where governments use oppressive tactics or in countries like India where multiple Chinese apps are blocked, proxies can help you get through the blockages.
You can easily rely on Smartproxy’s residential IP pool from 195+ locations worldwide. This allows you to access almost any website whether it is blocked in your country or by your ISP. Unfortunately they don’t offer SOCKS5, only HTTP(s) IP addresses.
X Browser: Grow Your Business More Effectively
Smartproxy is very useful for businesses as it is not just a proxy provider but an ecosystem of tools. Look, the provider not only offers quality proxies but also a wide variety of free apps that you get with every plan. One of these tools is X Browser – a multi-profile anti-detection management tool. So, what kind of things does X Browser let you do as a company? Let’s see.
With X Browser, you can track and compare price changes to know how you stack up against your competitors. In addition, it is also useful for marketing, whether you are an affiliate marketer who wants to maximize his profits, or a social media manager who needs to create multiple accounts and profiles on websites such as Facebook and Instagram.
The most notable features of X Browser include easy profile management and a unique fingerprint galore – all of which can really make your experience great. Please note that you can only use X Browser with residential proxies.
How to set up Smartproxy’s X browser
Now that we’ve covered the features of Smartproxy’s X Browser, let’s take a look at how to set it up on your computer. Just follow the steps below to get it up and running.
Note: I will assume that you have already purchased a Smartproxy subscription before continuing with this guide. If you haven’t already, go to the Smartproxy website and choose a suitable plan for your needs.
- First, go to the Smartproxy dashboard to set up your proxy user. Simply click the ‘Create’ button to add a new user to your profile.
- Now launch the Smartproxy’s X Browser on your computer and click on the ‘Add New’ button to add a new profile to the browser.
- Enter your profile name, as well as your username and password that you created while setting up the proxy user in the dashboard. When you’re done, click ‘Save and Close’.
- You will then see your added profile in Smartproxy’s X Browser. Just click the play button icon to activate it. Once you do this, X Browser will activate the profile and start Chrome automatically. Now you can continue browsing without worrying about leaving your digital fingerprint behind.
Note: You must use Google Chrome with Smartproxy’s X browser. It doesn’t work with other popular browsers like Microsoft Edge, Firefox and others.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Is Smartproxy safe?
Yes, Smartproxy is a reputable proxy service provider and it is completely safe to use.
Q. Can these proxies handle a lot of traffic?
The Smartproxy proxy network can easily handle heavy traffic and you get access to their full proxy network with every plan you subscribe to, which is great.
Q. How big is the proxy pool in Smartproxy?
Smartproxy provides a proxy pool of over 40 million residential proxies and over 40,000 data center proxies.
Q. Does Smartproxy offer a refund?
If you are not satisfied with Smartproxy’s service, you can refund after 3 days of subscription. However, you must have used less than 20% of your subscription traffic to process the refund. It is also noteworthy that payments in BTC are non-refundable.
Q. How do I use the Smartproxy service?
Using the Smartproxy service is relatively easy: this company is committed to providing the easiest self-service experience. You can follow our guide above to find out how to use Smartproxy’s X Browser. You can also check out the official quick start guide here.
Q. How many US-only IPs does Smartproxy provide??
Smartproxy currently has more than 7,198,166 US IP addresses.
Q. Does Smartproxy have a public API?
Yes, you can view Smartproxy’s public API by going here clutch.