Residential is available as a paid addon to Smart Proxy Manager Enterprise customers.

Smart Proxy Manager Residential allows you to send requests using residential IPs, as opposed to the datacenter IPs used by default in Smart Proxy Manager.

To use it, contact our support team or your account manager. Once Smart Proxy Manager Residential is enabled for your account, you will have a separate Smart Proxy Manager user to use for residential requests. This user should only be used for residential requests, as its usage will incur in extra charges.

Differences with Smart Proxy Manager Datacenter

There are a few important differences between Residential and Datacenter (the standard Smart Proxy Manager behaviour).

  • pricing is per bandwidth (GB transferred) instead of successful requests

  • when using the API, Smart Proxy Manager Residential supports an additional header: X-Crawlera-Region which can be used to select the region (country) of the request on the fly, as opposed to having it predefined on the Smart Proxy Manager user (as is the case with Smart Proxy Manager Datacenter).

  • there is no automatic retries by default when using Smart Proxy Manager Residential, but you can enable them through the X-Crawlera-Max-Retries header. This is to prevent customers from incurring into unexpected costs, as residential is charged per GB of bandwidth, not successful requests.

  • no internal cookie tracking performed by Smart Proxy Manager. All cookies are passed as is. X-Crawlera-Cookies header is not applicable.