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Direct Connection or Backbone Connection

What is the difference between Direct Connection and Backbone Connection?

How To Configure

You can choose your connection method by following the steps below.

  1. Navigate to Proxy List page
  2. View the Connection Method widget
  3. Choose Backbone Connection or Direct Connection in the dropdown widget

What is Backbone Connection?

  • Backbone Connection lets you connect to the same proxy address and port.
  • The address for all backbone connections is p.webshare.io.
  • Backbone Connection assigns you a real proxy IP address before connecting to your target site.
  • Control which proxy IP address to assign by changing proxy username or proxy port.
  • You don't have to manage a list of IP addresses. We will assign the proxy addresses for you.
  • In rotating proxy plans, you don't have to re-download the proxy list every time the plan rotates.


  • 0-100 milliseconds slower than the Direct Connection method
  • Some programs are not compatible with Backbone Connection method

What is Direct Connection?

  • Connect to the proxy address directly.


  • Lightning fast, no delays at all.
  • Same proxy username/password.


  • If you change your proxy list, you have to update your program with the new proxy IP addresses.