There are multiple reasons why people would want a change from the active proxy provider, and today, we’ll talk about one. If you feel like you’re in this group, then in this list, we’ll outline the best Brightdata alternatives.
We often say that thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the Internet, we get to enjoy the use of all kinds of services. Depending on what kind of user you are, you may use them for entertainment, but there are also plenty of business-related use cases.
These services are designed to offer some kind of advantage, regardless of whether they’re doing something faster than a human or offering different conditions than your own. It doesn’t matter why we use them; what matters is that we need them.
We use plenty of services in our daily internet adventures, and the ones that we often talk about here are proxies. Being able to improve your security and anonymity, bypass geo-restrictions, or work on some business projects are some of the many things that make proxies such a popular choice with many.
This niche has many popular names, one of which is Brightdata, formerly known as Luminati. As good as this provider is, some people may have reasons to look for another option, which we’ll discuss today.
In this list, we’ll outline the best Brightdata alternatives, covering multiple types of providers. Some of them will offer multiple types of proxies, while others will be a dedicated option. This means that you can choose the one that better suits your needs.
The first entry on today’s list is a provider similar to Brightdata. Soax is a company that offers multiple proxy products from a network that’s considered one of the largest in the industry.
Looking at the features, it’s clear why we included it as an alternative. Soax offers almost 190 million IP addresses across multiple products, with the residential proxies contributing with over 155 million in that pool. With this many proxies, you can probably guess that we’re talking about a wide location coverage. This provider has an IP address in every country or region in the world, making it one of the best options if you need advanced geo-targeting.
As for the list of products, Soax has a lot to offer. With this provider, you’re looking at residential, mobile, and datacenter proxies. The residential ones are the standard rotating that most providers offer, and you also have the option to get ISP ones. Keep in mind that the ISP IP addresses are limited to the US only.
As for the mobile proxies, the best thing about this provider is that it offers them various speeds, ranging from 3G to 5G. Finally, we have the datacenter IP addresses. Unlike some of its competitors, this one offers these proxies with US locations only.
When it comes to the pricing structure, all proxies from Soax offer a similar trend. While there is a difference in the number of available packages, all of them come with limited bandwidth. This is to be expected with residential and mobile proxies, but we wanted to see unlimited traffic on the datacenter IP addresses. As far as a trial is concerned, this provider offers one, but it’s not free. You’ll need to pay $1.99 for a 3-day test package, which is better than having no trial at all.
Another great one-stop shop in the proxy industry is Smartproxy. It may not be as big as Brightdata, but it offers a similar set of features and is highly praised in the proxy community.
When it comes to the set of features, Smartproxy offers quite a lot. The pool of proxies consists of well over 65 million IPs, including all types of proxies that this provider offers. A positive side of this provider is that it doesn’t lack in terms of flexibility. You’re looking at proxies from almost 200 countries, most of which are covered by residential IP addresses, but there is some excellent flexibility with the rest of the lineup as well.
Speaking of lineup, Smartproxy offers most kinds of proxies, at least the ones that most people would be after. The residential ones are the proxies that offer the most flexibility and are the ones that comprise most of the pool, giving you the option to choose between rotating and sticky. You also have ISP proxies, which you can also purchase as dedicated ones.
On the mobile side of things, you’re looking at offerings similar to what most of the top-tier providers have. The speeds of the IP addresses are 3G, 4G, or 5G, depending on the location, and there are over 160 to choose from. With the datacenter proxies, you’re looking at multiple types depending on whether you want shared or dedicated ones. The best part is that the location coverage is wider than most of its rivals.
As for the pricing structure, it depends on the type of proxies you want to get. For the residential ones, Smartproxy offers multiple packages with different amounts of included bandwidth, like most of its rivals. The mobile proxies follow a similar path, with packages offering various amounts of bandwidth. Both the residential and mobile proxies have regular and enterprise options.
For the ISP proxies, you have the option to choose between shared, which comes with included bandwidth, or dedicated, with unlimited bandwidth, so you’re paying per IP. The datacenter proxies can be shared or dedicated, and the shared ones come in two flavors. You can get proxies and pay per GB, or you can pay per IP address. With the datacenter ones, you can only pay per proxy. This proxy provider offers a free trial and is backed by a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Let’s be honest: Brightdata wasn’t the most affordable option on the market, which is where this next provider comes into play. Proxy-Cheap offers a similar set of services at a more affordable price. Naturally, you won’t get as much as with Brightdata.
Being an affordable option means you won’t get as much, which is evident from the network size. Proxy-Cheap has around 14 million IP addresses from all of its proxies combined. It’s not a lot, but it’s more than enough for most people. The list of locations also doesn’t cover every corner of the world. This provider offers IP addresses in around 130 counties. The good thing is that they are equally spread out across all continents, so you won’t struggle with geo-targeting.
As far as the products are concerned, there are plenty of those to choose from. Like many rivals in this category, Proxy-Cheap offers rotating residential proxies, which are the ones where you get the most flexible geo-targeting option. While we’re on the subject of residential proxies, this provider also offers static ones, which are limited to the US only.
The network of mobile proxies is a combination of 3G, 4G, and 5G proxies from various locations. Finally, in terms of datacenter, you have two options. You can go with IPv4 or IPv6 IP addresses covering multiple countries.
In terms of the pricing structure, starting with the rotating residential proxies, things are pretty standard. You have several packages limited by the amount of included bandwidth. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you have the datacenter IP addresses, which come with unlimited bandwidth but are slightly different. The IPv4 are packaged in multiple plans where the price varies per proxy, depending on the duration, which ranges from 1 day to 1 month.
With the IPv6, you’re looking at monthly packages that vary depending on the number of IP addresses. Both of these come with unlimited bandwidth. The static residential proxies follow a similar trend as the IPv4, with price per proxy depending on the duration of the package. Finally, the biggest surprise is with the mobile proxies.
Unlike most of its rivals, this provider offers packages with the same pricing structure as the static residential and IPv4 addresses. Unlike some of the other entries on today’s list, this one doesn’t offer a free trial.
In many ways, Hydraproxy is a Brightdata alternative similar to the previous one. It doesn’t have as much to offer as the big players in the industry, so it makes up for that with affordability.
On the surface, Hydraproxy seems like a small provider that won’t cover most people’s needs, but that’s not really the case. The pool of proxies isn’t the largest, and with over 5 million IP addresses, it won’t win any awards. In terms of the locations, it’s quite decent and flexible.
The list contains over 100 countries, which is behind what Brightdata has to offer. On a positive note, they are spread out nicely throughout the world, so you shouldn’t have massive issues finding an IP address from a specific part of the world.
In terms of available products, Hydraproxy offers a few, covering the residential and mobile aspects of this niche. The residential proxies are rotating, like most of its rivals. These are the ones that comprise the entire pool and list of locations. With the mobile proxies, it’s also something we’ve seen before. You’re looking at 4G and 5G IP addresses, and you’re limited to US proxies only. The last type is the static mobile proxies. We don’t have any information on the pool size, but the provider claims to offer worldwide coverage.
Moving on to the pricing structure, we’re starting with the residential proxies, and it is as you’d expect. Hydraproxy has multiple packages where you pay based on the traffic you use. The best part is that there isn’t a time limitation, and you can use the bandwidth for as long as you want. With the static mobile proxies, you have only one option, and you’re paying per port per day.
For the other mobile proxies, you’re getting unlimited bandwidth on all packages, meaning that you’re paying based on the duration of the package. In addition to that, you have the option to choose between a standard or a premium package. Testing this provider isn’t available because it doesn’t offer a free trial.
Next on the list is another popular name in the proxy world, which does things differently. Shifter may not have a network as large as the Brightdata one, but it makes up for that with the amount of product variations.
The best thing about services like Shifter is the flexibility they offer. With this provider, the flexibility is in terms of the available locations. The company claims to have worldwide coverage, which is evident from the list of countries it has on the website. As for the pool, there are over 50 million IP addresses, which isn’t too bad, even considering that they include all proxies. To be fair, it’s far from a small network.
When it comes to actual products, Shifter offers a lot. In reality, this provider only offers residential proxies, but they come in several variants. Depending on the use case, you have the commonly used rotating proxies, which can be basic or special. There are also static proxies, which also come in the form of sneaker proxies. On the website, there is a teaser about two additional types of residential proxies we may see in the near future: fast rotating and on-demand ones.
In terms of the pricing structure, there are some similarities and some differences. There are 8 packages for the basic and special proxies each where you choose the package based on the number of IP addresses and the amount of included bandwidth. On the other hand, we have the static residential and sneaker proxies, which share similarities in their pricing structure.
Here, you have 4 packages for each type, and they vary depending on the number of IP addresses you need. In terms of a free trial, Shifter follows the trend of many of its rivals and offers one for you to test the proxies before purchasing them.
The previous entry on this list dealt with residential proxies, so we’re going for the mobile ones for this one. The Social Proxy is among the best options on the market if you’re after excellent mobile IP addresses.
One thing that some people may not like about The Social Proxy is the lack of information in some areas. The area in question is the size of the pool, which this provider doesn’t disclose. On the other hand, we have the locations, which are pretty good, considering we’re talking about a mobile provider. The current list includes several states from the US, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Israel.
We mentioned that The Social Proxy specializes in mobile proxy, so that’s the only product you’ll find here. Regardless of which location you’ll go for, the proxies are either 4G or 5G with different speed ranges that you’ll get. Generally speaking, the US proxies seem to offer slightly higher speeds, but that doesn’t mean that the rest are poor performers.
In terms of pricing structure, the first step is to decide which location you’ll be going for. The main reason for this is that the price isn’t the same for all states and counties. You have plenty of flexibility here. You can pay per IP address or by usage and also choose how long you want to use the proxies, ranging from 2 days to 1 year.
The slider allows you to choose as much as you need for your package, and if you need more, you can ask the sales team for a custom package. The Social Proxy also gives you the option to ask for a free trial and give the service a test before getting a package.
We’re going back to proxy providers that offer multiple types of products, and we present Proxy-Seller. It’s a similar option to Brightdata, offering the same set of products, which is why we’re listing it as an alternative.
Looking at what Proxy-Seller offers, it becomes clear why it’s such a popular option. This provider has over 15 million IP addresses under its belt, and keep in mind that this is just for the residential ones. There’s no information about the number of mobile or datacenter proxies. Another positive side of this provider is the list of locations. The company has IP addresses in over 220 countries and regions worldwide, meaning you won’t have any issues with specific geo-targeting.
When it comes to available products, Proxy-Seller has a little bit of everything. Starting off with the most popular option, this provider offers residential proxies with the option to choose between rotating and static sessions. Speaking of residential proxies, this provider also offers ISP IP addresses, offering better performance.
With the mobile proxies, unlike some of its rivals, you won’t have access to 5G proxies, so you’ll have to work with 4G only. For the datacenter proxies, there are two options to choose from – Ipv4 and IPv6.
The thing most people like about this provider is the flexibility with the plans. For the residential ones, you have plenty of pre-defined packages for individual or enterprise use. On top of that, there is a pay-as-you-go package and the option to ask for a custom one. With the mobile proxies, you have a different kind of flexibility.
You can choose the country, carrier, and package duration, ranging from 1 day to 1 year. With that, you’ll get unlimited bandwidth, which is a rare sight with these kinds of proxies. You have a similar pricing structure for the ISP, IPv4, and IPv6 proxies. You can choose based on the country or get a mixed package. With all 3 you’re paying per IP, and you can choose how long you want to have them. The shortest package is for 1 week, while the longest is for 12 months.
With most datacenter proxy providers, you won’t get a lot of information, which isn’t the case with MPP. This provider doesn’t hide the size of the pool and the locations, which is a big plus. You’re looking at over 300 thousand IP addresses, which is pretty good in this field. As for the locations, seeing 39 servers seems like a big deal, but it’s not. There is a lot of flexibility with this provider, but only if you’re after US proxies, where most of the servers are. There are a few in Europe and Canada.
We mentioned that this is a datacenter provider, but that’s only half of the story. MPP offers both types of proxies – shared and dedicated, making it a good choice for users who want to save a few dollars or those who want exclusivity. In addition to that, you also have some dedicated proxies. They are designed with specific use cases in mind and cover sneakers, PokemonGO, and Ticketing.
There is a lot of flexibility, even in terms of the pricing structure. You can choose one of the 7 pre-defined packages for the shared proxies, depending on how many IP addresses you need, ranging from 50 to 4,000 IP addresses. There is also an option for a custom one if you need more. It’s a similar story to the private ones, where you get 11 pre-made packages and 1 custom.
The number variance here is from 1 proxy to 2000. All 3 dedicated proxy types come in 4 pricing packages, with the exception of the ticketing ones, where the last package is a custom one. Like most datacenter providers on the market, MPP doesn’t offer a free trial.
This next proxy option is quite similar to the previous one. SquidProxies is a provider that’s been around for a long time, meaning that the team behind it knows what it’s doing. That and the excellent performance are the main reasons why we’re including it as a Brightdata alternative.
In terms of features, SquidProxies has a lot to offer. The company claims to have over 1 million private IP addresses, which is impressive. To be fair, with over 40 locations worldwide, you should expect a big pool. The best part is that the list of countries is diverse, covering most of the popular options. When it comes to the shared proxies, there isn’t a piece of information about the pool size. On the positive side, the list of locations is equally impressive.
As for the available products, SquidProxies is a datacenter provider, so you can guess what’s offered. There are dedicated and shared proxies, both of which come with a different set of features. The thing that’s the same for both is that you’re looking at gigabit speeds and almost no downtime.
The pricing structure is another aspect of SquidProxies that’s pretty good. With the private proxies, you have 8 pre-defined packages to choose from depending on the number of IP addresses you need. The range is from 10 to 1000, with the option to ask for more with a custom package. It’s a similar story with the shared proxies.
There are 4 packages and a custom one, depending on the number of proxies you need. While both have custom package options, there is another custom option. This is excellent for people or businesses that need a lot more proxies, where you can dial in the package based on your needs. Similar to the previous provider, this one doesn’t offer a free trial.
For the last Brightdata alternative, we have another provider that offers multiple types of proxies. Webshare may not be the most popular option on the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad Brightdata alternative.
In terms of what this provider has to offer, we don’t have a lot of complaints. For the residential proxies, you’re looking at over 30 million IP addresses from over 195 locations. The pool may not be the largest, but the list of locations is on the same level as Brightdata. For the rest of the proxies, things seem limiting, but they are still pretty good. The datacenter proxies cover over 40 countries worldwide from a pool of over 100 thousand IP addresses.
The set of products Webshare offers has everything you’ll need except for mobile proxies. You can go for the residential IP addresses that come in static and rotating variants. On the datacenter side of things, you can choose between private and dedicated proxies.
In terms of pricing structure, there is a variance between the different types. For the datacenter proxies, you have 13 packages to choose from, with a few variances. All of them come with a certain number of IP addresses, but the smaller ones are also limited in terms of included bandwidth. The smallest one comes with 1 GB of traffic, the following 3 come with 5,000 GB, and the rest are unlimited
. Like most of its rivals, the residential proxies are packaged based on the included bandwidth. You have 9 packages, ranging from 1 GB to 3,000 GB, with access to the entire pool of proxies. The static residential proxies follow a similar structure as the datacenter ones.
There are 11 packages limited by the number of included proxies. With the first 3 packages, you’re getting 5,000 GB of bandwidth, while the rest are unlimited. In terms of a free trial, the only free option is the free plan with datacenter proxies.