When you sign up for 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 through 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 of Apify Proxy, you can make any of your actors or tasks use Apify Proxy. For scrapers, this can be done in the Advanced Settings tab, through the Proxy options. You can either use automatic mode or selected specific proxy groups:

Screenshot of the Proxy option under the Advanced Setting tab.

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

Of course, you can always just use 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 for actors running on the Apify platform. If you want to use the proxy from outside, you will need to subscribe. Check the proxy pricing.

Once your free trial of Apify Proxy ends, any actors using Apify Proxy will stop working properly. 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 have only talked about datacenter proxies. Does the free trial of Apify Proxy also apply to other proxy types?

  • Residential proxy - No. We decided to keep residential proxy out of the trial because it is just too easy to abuse. If you want to test it, contact us at 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. Should you need more, just contact support@apify.com to create a custom plan tailored to your needs.

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