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General Information on Proxies

What is a proxy? To put it plainly, a proxy is a separate IP used within a task that masks your home PC's connection to a website.
Why and when would I need to use a proxy? If you're running multiple tasks then the website can see that you're making many connections to their site. This can often appear suspicious, so as a precaution the website will likely ban your IP from making any further connections. To counteract this we use proxies to mask our home IP. There are two main types of proxies available;
Residential Proxies Residential proxies, or more often referred to as "Resi proxies", are IP addresses that share similar characteristics to your typical home IP. Because of this, they're inherently difficult to ban and are very reliable. Usually, Residential proxies come with a data cap. This data is then used up each time your task makes a request to a website, making them less ideal when running restocks.
Data Center Proxies Data Center proxies, or more often referred to as "DC proxies", are IP's that are run off of data center servers. Because of this, they're often much quicker than their residential counter-part, making them ideal when running for restocks of a certain item. The downside of these proxies are that they are much more susceptible to being permanently banned from specific websites. When purchasing this type of proxy, you should ensure with the provider that they're working on the sites that you'd like to run for.
Proxy Formats. There are two types of commonly used proxy formats. These are IP Auth and User/Pass. IP Auth requires you to authenticate your proxies to your home IP in order to use them. User/Pass proxies don't require any additional work in order to use them. At the time of writing, Carnage will only work with User/Pass proxies.
Proxy to Task ratio. Both Data Center and Residential proxies are able to be banned from a particular website. In order to prevent this, it's important to have a good proxy to task ratio. At the very minimum, we recommend at least a 3:1 proxy to task ratio. This ratio can be site specific, so please refer to the products release guide for more specific up-to-date information. Delays Delays are also a key part of preventing your proxies from being banned. Please refer to the settings page for our recommendations.