What's the difference between Data-Center Vs Residential proxies?

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    • Data-Center
      A data-center is an organization that offers large amounts of IPs with consecutive numbers, that are stored on the data-center's servers.
      • Pros: Data center IPs are more affordable than residential IPs. They are also called “static IPs” because they are always available and can hold a long session without the risk of becoming unavailable before the goal is achieved.
      • Cons: There are thousands of data centers worldwide. They are listed and their IPs can be identified as not of real users, which makes them more easy to recognize and block. Some websites might display misleading information when they spot a connection attempt from a data center IP.

Learn more about data center IPs.

    • Residential IPs
      The IPs of real end users' devices.
      • Pros: When used correctly, residential IPs are nearly impossible to identify as proxy, as they are the real IPs of end users. Using Bright Data's Residential network allows unlimited concurrent connections and huge flexibility since it consists of over 72 million IPs located in every country in the world.
      • Cons: A Residential IP can become unavailable and be replaced during a session, since it's a device of a real person that may use it or turn it off - Bright Data takes extra measures to ensure the satisfaction and comfort of its network peers.
Learn more about residential IPs.
  • Bottom line
    Try using data center IPs first and the more expensive alternative of residential IPs as a fallback option, that way you can reduce the costs of your operation and still get great success rate. Use Proxy Manager's rules to easily create automated fallback in the “Waterfall” method to get best results at lowest costs. Use Bright Data's Exclusive residential IPs to get the pluses of Residential IPs while avoiding the minuses.
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