Get SOCKS5 proxies with any subscription with no additional charges – Datacenter and Residential Proxy plans included.
SOCKS5 is a protocol and an additional feature to your web scraping service. By providing complete anonymity, these proxies are ideal for traffic-intensive web scraping activities. When HTTP proxies are not enough – you need real-time network communication and proper delivery speed – SOCKS5 is the way to go.
Depending on your needs, you can use the same proxy servers both as SOCKS5 or HTTP proxies.
You can enjoy peace of mind knowing your real IP address is secured; you’re safe from DNS or header leaks and open port scans.
SOCKS5 proxy servers are best known for higher speeds and superb performance – ours offer exactly that.
Use SOCKS5 with Residential, Datacenter and other proxy plans without any additional fees.
Integrate our SOCKS5 proxies with any application you want and boost your online security.
Boost the speed performance when playing online and enhance your anonymity.
Bypass internet blocks and access more content than the streaming services offer in your area.
Perform intense web scraping tasks in a speedy manner.
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SOCKS is an internet protocol; it stands for Socket Secure and is most often used for heavy traffic tasks, like P2P sharing and streaming. Meanwhile, SOCKS5 is the latest version of the SOCKS protocol. SOCKS5 supports TCP connections and offers enhanced security online.
While SOCKS4 doesn’t allow any authentication methods, SOCKS5 proxy servers do and Webshare SOCKS5 proxy implements secure authentication.
Offering fast speed and high performance, SOCKS5 proxies are best suited for traffic-intensive tasks: video streaming, live calls, gaming, accessing geo restricted content. By offering faster download speeds, these proxies are great when fast pace is more important than data precision.
If you have any Webshare plan – for datacenter, static residential or residential proxies – SOCKS5 protocol is a complementary feature and you can use it for free.