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When you sign up to Apify, you automatically get a free trial of Apify Proxy for 30 days. The free trial gives you access to a pool of IP addresses normally only available for the paid Freelancer subscription plan and enables you to rotate IP addresses and thus hide the origin of your web scrapers.

Usage in actors and tasks

During the free trial period, you can make any of your actors or task use Apify Proxy. For scrapers, this can be done in the Advanced Settings tab, in the Proxy options. You can either use automatic mode or selected specific proxy groups:

For actors, you can use Apify Proxy by using the proxyConfiguration class.

Of course, you can always use just the raw URL itself.

http://<username>:<password>@proxy.apify.com:8000

For more details and examples, see the documentation.

IMPORTANT

During the free trial, Apify Proxy is available only from actors running on the Apify platform. If you want to use the proxy from outside, you have to subscribe. Check the proxy pricing.

Once your free trial of Apify Proxy ends, any actors using Apify Proxy will stop working correctly. You'll need to update the settings of these actors to use your own custom proxies or not to use any proxy at all.

Actors that do not use Apify Proxy are not affected in any way.

Residential and Google SERP proxy

So far we talked only about datacenter proxies. Does the trial also apply to other proxy types?

  • Residential proxy - No. We decided to take residential proxy out of the trial because it is just too easy to abuse. If you want to test it, contact us on support@apify.com
  • Google SERP proxy - Yes. You can use up to 100 Google SERP requests which should be enough to properly test your use-case. Once you need more, just contact support@apify.com to create a custom plan tailored to your needs.

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