- Import – If you have a downloaded .txt file of your proxies, you can easily import them using this function.
- Paste – Once you’ve copied your proxy list from the source (e.g. your proxy provider’s dashboard), click the ‘Paste’ button to import the list from your clipboard.
- Proxy List Name – Name your proxy list something memorable (e.g. ‘X proxy provider’ Chicago Static Resi) so you know exactly what list you’re using during task creation.
- Rotation – This setting determines how your tasks will select and rotate IPs from your proxy list. We generally recommend using ‘Linear’ proxy rotation, which works its way down the list 1 by 1, usually ensuring better usage of the entire list than ‘Random’.
Proxy Testing related functions:
- Test URL – In this field you can place the URL of the webpage you’d like to test your proxies to. It’s ideal to test to the website you intend to run the proxy list on.
- Timeout duration – This is the field to the right of the test URL field. In this field you can specify the value at which your proxies must be faster than to not considered ‘timed out’. E.g. If you placed a 2 in that field, when testing your proxies any IPs with a latency above 2 seconds (2000ms) will be considered timed out and marked as ‘Dead’ by the tester.
- Test Type – As you can see there are 2 options, ‘Website’ and ‘Ping’. Ping test is a rudimentary test which can only really indicate whether your proxies are alive or not. Website test should be used when wanting to determine whether your proxies are banned to the target site or not.
- Remove Dead – This button will automatically remove all proxies that have tested as ‘Dead’.
- Chrome – This feature allows you to test your proxies directly in a Chrome browser window. This testing method is typically the most accurate and best allows you to view in your proxies really work on your target site. Note: You can only test 1 proxy at a time using this method. Make sure to highlight the particular proxy you want to test before clicking the Chrome button.