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The difference between mobile proxy and server proxy (regular)

  • Sep 18, 2019, 8:45 AM
  • 3 minutes

Recently, more and more users of the network who want to ensure their privacy choose private mobile versions of proxy servers as opposed to the classic server version.
The fundamental argument in favor of such technologies is the impossibility of further blocking the user by a static IP address. However, there are skeptics who are confident of too high expectations from such decisions. Let's try to understand this situation.рены в слишком завышенных ожиданиях от таких решений. Попробуем разобраться в сложившейся ситуации.

What is the difference between servers?

Initially, it should be noted that the owners and developers of modern social networks attach great importance to the activities of bots and other undesirable "users". It is clear that upon detection, such a visitor is simply blocked. A proxy is used to bypass the lock. To understand the appropriateness of using one or another option, it is necessary to compare them according to individual principled positions relevant in practice.

How are IP addresses issued?

Server resources usually offer their users static addresses or, in extreme cases, changing approximately once every hour. It is clear that during this time the protective systems of social networks and other resources calculate the bot and block the address.

4G LTE mobile proxies and similar technical solutions offer dynamic addresses. Firstly, they are initially issued at new upon startup, and secondly, addresses are updated every 2 minutes.

What does this give in practice?

One of the criteria for determining the “undesirability” of a user is his behavioral strategy, which is compared with the activities of a real person. It is clear that in 2 minutes to determine whether it will be a bot or a person is difficult. As a result, resource management simply does not risk blocking questionable connections so as not to lose visitors.

Why are dynamic proxies not being blocked?

Static proxies have a reserved IP range that belong to a legal entity. In this case, the client receives his own, unique address. Naturally, it can be easily blocked, since it differs from user owned by individuals.

Dynamic proxies through NAT technology “distribute” the same address to thousands and hundreds of thousands of clients. How many of them are visitors to their project, the developers do not know. On the other hand, they are well aware that blocking one IP can lead to the loss of many visitors. For this reason, free mobile proxies simply do not touch - it will cost more.


As already noted, it is not difficult to calculate the IP ownership of a particular company providing proxy services or some kind of cloud resource. The addresses of mobile options are similar in their parameters to those used by ordinary people, so they are not focused on.


Again, the determining factor due to which people generally turn to such a tool as a proxy server is, of course, anonymity, the inability to track the user on the Internet, and ensuring its confidentiality.

But stationary servers can easily determine from which real IP address an order was issued for one or another “virtual” number. Theoretically, law enforcement agencies through an administrative resource, and the criminal structure through bribery can also get this information. Conclusion: there is no need to talk about complete security

If we look at mobile systems from this perspective, then a lot of users who are “addicted” to one combination of numbers will level out the possibilities of such an establishment of an individual. See, the request follows: “From which IP have this or that virtual address been registered?”. The answer is "C ...", and then comes the enumeration of thousands of combinations. Yes, some filtering by region or even settlement, by providers, can be carried out and certain conclusions can be drawn. But an unequivocal answer is difficult to obtain.


For mobile proxies, the price is slightly higher. But from the perspective of the provided advantages and wider possibilities, it makes sense to talk about the advisability of switching specifically to dynamic proxies.