Even though Oxylabs is often praised as being one of the best proxy providers on the market, some people want to take a different route for various reasons. With this in mind, today, we’ll be talking about the best Oxylabs alternatives currently available on the market.
We’re living in an era where the internet is very advanced, meaning we have a lot of things available at our fingertips. Depending on the use case scenario, they can be something you’d use as an individual for entertainment or for business projects.
For a long time, proxies were something reserved for companies, and there are two reasons for that. They were expensive, and there weren’t as many around, so most individual use cases were pointless.
The progress we mentioned meant that we reached a point where proxies are more mainstream and available to the masses. This is thanks to the popularity and the fact that there are many more proxy providers compared to the earlier days.
It’s a massive list of providers, and one name often mentioned is Oxylabs. Having one of the largest networks in the industry, combined with a wider range of products and features, are only a few reasons why we consider this company one of the best.
With that said, some people may want to migrate to a different provider, which is where today’s list comes into play. We’ve compiled a list of the best Oxylabs alternatives, some of which are similar in offering multiple products, while others are dedicated to those with specific needs.
The first name on this list is the one that’s very similar to Oxylabs. Brightdata, previously known as Luminati, is a proxy provider that’s been at the top for a long time, which is why we’re including it as the first alternative.
One thing that put Brightdata near the top was the network. This provider offers over 80 million IP addresses, which may not be as many as Oxylabs, but it’s pretty close. Keep in mind that the number is for all types of proxies combined. In terms of the locations, even as Luminati, this provider boasted about being able to offer an IP address in every country in the world. As for the specific features, they depend on the type of proxy you get.
Speaking of types, Brightdata has everything, regardless of your specific use case. Like most of its rivals that offer everything, with this provider, you’re looking at the 3 types of proxies: datacenter, residential, and mobile IP addresses. The rotating residential ones have the biggest pool, followed by the mobile ones, both of which are available in over 195 countries worldwide. Next are the datacenter proxies, available in almost 100 countries with a decently large pool. Last but not least are the ISP ones available in 35 countries.
When it comes to the payment structure, all 4 types of proxies follow a similar structure. Each proxy type has 3 packages, depending on your use case scenario and how much you need. The set of features for each one is identical, so they vary depending on the amount of included bandwidth.
As a bonus, this provider offers a pay-as-you-go package, where you’ll pay as much as you use, meaning there isn’t a monthly commitment. This provider isn’t the most affordable, so seeing a free trial is a good thing because you can test the proxies before purchasing a package.
Next on the list, we have a provider that offers a lot, meaning that you won’t get the products to be as cheap as the previous one. Smartproxy is often compared with Oxylabs, which is why we’re including it as a good alternative.
Looking at the set of features, you can understand why it can compete with the best in the industry. Smartproxy has a pool of proxies that contains over 65 million IP addresses, which is quite a lot, especially when compared to some of the other options on this list. This provider covers almost 200 countries in terms of locations, meaning that you’re looking at a very flexible option for geo-targeting.
As for the products, Smartproxy is a provider that would offer everything that most people or companies would need. Starting off with the residential proxies, there are two options. You can get the rotating ones, which are the more popular option, or you can go with the static for more specific tasks. Another type of residential proxies you can get from this provider is the ISP one, which can also come in the form of dedicated IP addresses.
This provider also has you covered if you need mobile proxies. The entire pool contains 3G, 4G, and 5G IP addresses from over 160 locations, so it’s not lacking in terms of flexibility. Finally, with the datacenter proxies, you can choose between dedicated and shared IP addresses. The best part is that even with these proxies, the provider offers excellent flexibility in terms of locations.
The pricing structure is flexible and varied depending on the type of proxies you need. With the residential ones, you have several packages to choose from, varying depending on the amount of included bandwidth. Things are similar with the mobile proxies, meaning that you’re getting a package based on the amount of traffic included. Also, for both of these, you can choose enterprise packages with more bandwidth.
For the ISP proxies, you have two options. If you go for the shared ones, you’ll be paying based on the amount of included bandwidth. With the dedicated ones, the bandwidth is unlimited, so you’re paying based on the number of IP addresses in the package.
On the datacenter side of things, there are several options. With the shared proxies, you can choose to get a package based on the included bandwidth or the number of IP addresses. On the other hand, for the dedicated ones, the only option is to pay per IP. Unlike the previous provider, you have the option to ask for a free trial.
A handful of providers come close to Oxylabs in terms of network size, and Soax is one of them. This provider isn’t just about the numbers, meaning you’re getting excellent service and plenty of products.
In terms of the features, Soax is a provider that offers a lot of them, especially in terms of the numbers. The company has over 190 million IP addresses in its network, which is the combined number of all types of proxies this provider offers. With the number in mind, you can probably guess the number of locations is pretty good. This provider has at least 1 IP address in every country worldwide, making it a good option for people looking for proxies from specific locations.
The massive pool consists of residential, mobile, and datacenter proxies, meaning Soax has a little bit of everything. Starting off with the residential proxies, they contribute to the pool with over 155 million IP addresses. With the rotating ones aside, you can go for the ISP proxies if you need a non-rotating option. Unfortunately, the only location available for these is the US.
On the mobile proxy side of things, you have a good amount of flexibility. There are plenty of locations to choose from, and the pool contains proxies with 3G, 4G, and 5G speeds. This provider also offers datacenter proxies, but unfortunately, the location options for these are like with the mobile ones, meaning that you can only get them from the US.
Regarding the pricing structure, Soax keeps things simple. All proxy types have similar packages that you’re getting based on the amount of bandwidth. Most people will be fine with this, except the ones that want datacenter proxies. This is because, unlike residential and mobile proxies that often come with limited bandwidth, datacenter often have unlimited packages. In terms of a trial, you can get one for $1.99, so it’s not free but also not too expensive.
We’re going back to proxy providers that offer multiple products, and we’ll talk about one with a name that is not the most creative. Proxy-Seller is a relatively small provider, but it ticks all the right boxes, which is why you’re seeing it on this list as an Oxylabs alternative.
Even though we are talking about Proxy-Seller as an alternative to Oxylabs, it’s important to note that it’s not on the same level, at least in terms of the pool size. This company has over 15 million IP residential IP addresses, which isn’t a lot when compared with the larger options. One side where it does very well is the coverage. With proxies from over 220 countries and regions, you’re looking at proxies that won’t disappoint if you need some advanced geo-targeting features.
A complete alternative to Oxylabs means it needs to offer all its products, as Proxy-Seller does. You have datacenter, residential, and mobile proxies with different features. On the datacenter side of things, the two options are to get IPv4 or IPv6 proxies. For residential proxies, you have two options.
You can get these proxies either as rotating or as static, and in addition to that, you also have the option to get ISP IP addresses. On the mobile side of things, it’s not the worst we’ve seen. Unlike some of its rivals, you won’t have access to 5G proxies, so you’ll have to work with the 4G ones.
One of the several reasons we included Proxy-Seller on this list is the flexibility in the pricing structure. If you go for the residential proxies, you’re looking at a very flexible pricing structure. You can choose between multiple pre-made packages, and depending on the size, you can also go for the enterprise ones for the largest use cases.
On the other hand, mobile proxies offer flexibility in terms of carrier, location, and how long you want to use them. You can get a daily package and go up to a yearly one with a few more in between. The best part here is that each package comes with unlimited bandwidth.
With the ISP and datacenter proxies, the pricing plans are identical. You can choose between the exact location or go after a mixed package and decide how long you’ll want to use the proxies, ranging from 1 week to 1 year.
For this next proxy provider, we’re going for one that has a slightly misleading name. Looking at it, you’d think the only product you’ll get here are IPv4 proxies, but that’s not the case.
We often criticize proxy providers for not disclosing the important information about their services and we have to critique Proxy-IPv4. Unlike most entries on this list, this provider doesn’t outline the number of proxies in its pool. On the other hand, we have the list of locations, and with well over 30 countries under its belt, we can assume that there are more than enough IP addresses for everyone.
In the introduction, we mentioned that the name of the provider is misleading, so let’s explain why. Technically speaking, this provider offers all 3 types of proxies as most of the ones on this list – residential, mobile, and datacenter. On the datacenter side of things, you have the IPv4, hence the name, and IPv6. For the residential proxies, you’re not getting rotating or static in the traditional sense, but you’re looking at ISP proxies. Finally, the mobile ones are standard mobile IP addresses.
The best thing about this provider is that it offers very flexible packaging options. For the IPv4 proxies, you can choose the location, quantity, and duration of the package, ranging from 3 to 90 days. As for the locations, you can go with a specific country or get some of the mixed packages. The smallest package you can get is with 1 IP address.
For the IPv6 proxies, you have the same flexibility but with different conditions. The smallest package has 10 IP addresses, and the duration ranges from 30 to 90 days. With the ISP proxies, you’re looking at an identical pricing structure as the IPv4, with the same conditions.
Finally, for the mobile proxies, you can choose the location, carrier, number of IP addresses, and how long you want to use them. For some countries, you also have the option to customize how often you want the IP to change.
On the opposite side of the price spectrum, we have a provider whose main selling point is affordability. Despite being an affordable option, Proxy-Cheap is not a poor performer, so we’re including it as an Oxylabs alternative.
Considering that it’s a cheaper option, you should expect a lot. This provider has a pool of proxies consisting of over 14 million IP addresses, which isn’t too bad. It’s not on the same level as Oxylabs, but neither is the price, so it balances things out. It’s the same story with the locations. Proxy-Cheap offers proxies in roughly 130 countries, which isn’t the best, but it’s enough for us to call it flexible enough for most people.
Despite being an affordable option, Proxy-Cheap doesn’t lack in terms of available products. Like the previous provider, you’re looking at all 3 types of proxies. The residential ones cover the largest portion of the pool, offering the most locations as well. If rotating proxies aren’t your thing, you can go for the static ones, as long as you need them to be from the US.
On the mobile side of things, you have a network with IP addresses from multiple countries with speeds ranging from 3G to 5G. As for the datacenter ones, you can go for IPv4 or IPv6, which cover various countries.
Looking at the residential proxies, we see a pricing structure that’s very similar to most of the providers on the market. There are several pricing packages to choose from, depending on the amount of bandwidth you need. On the other hand, the datacenter proxies come with unlimited bandwidth, meaning the package you choose, the number of IP addresses, and the duration.
With the IPv6 ones, you only have monthly packages, so your only option here is to choose how many proxies you want. The static residential proxies have an identical pricing structure to the IPv4 proxies, where you customize the package based on the number of IP addresses and the subscription duration.
For the mobile proxies, you’re looking at packages with unlimited bandwidth, meaning that the pricing packages are like the static residential ones. As good as all of this is, unfortunately, Proxy-Seller doesn’t offer a free trial.
For this next Oxylabs alternative, we’re going for a relatively younger company with a lot of potential. ProxyEmpire has proven to be a strong contender in this area, offering everything you’d need regarding proxies.
When it comes to features, ProxyEmpire offers quite a lot, considering it’s a newer option on the market. The company has a network of almost 26 million IP addresses, which is more than some of the older companies on this list. As for the locations, you can get them from over 170 countries worldwide. Keep in mind that the pool size and the location list are for all proxy types this provider offers. Regardless of that, it’s still a very flexible option.
Speaking of proxy types, ProxyEmpire has everything that you’ll need, meaning that you can get residential, mobile, and datacenter IP addresses, some of which come in multiple variants. You can get two types of residential proxies – rotating and static, depending on how long you need to keep a session active.
It’s a similar story with the mobile ones. This provider offers rotating mobile IP addresses, but you can also get dedicated ones. Unfortunately, the datacenter option isn’t as flexible, and your only option here is to get rotating IP addresses.
In terms of the pricing structure, there are some similarities between the multiple types that ProxyEmpire offers. The rotating residential proxies are packaged in a way that you’re getting the plan based on the amount of included bandwidth.
As a bonus, you have the option to get a pay-as-you-go package. It’s a similar story with the static residential proxies, but instead of a pay-as-you-go package, you can purchase 1 dedicated IP address. Keep in mind that the bandwidth is purchased separately. Looking at the rotating mobile pricing structure, you’ll notice that it’s identical to the rotating residential one.
You have two packages for the dedicated mobile proxies: a US one with 5G proxies or a multi-country one. Finally, for the rotating datacenter proxies, we have a structure similar to the rotating residential ones, meaning that you’re looking at packages with limited bandwidth. Similar to the previous entry, an option to get a trial package is available, but it costs $1.97.
Moving away from the providers that offer everything leads us to Shifter. This company deals with residential proxies only, but it offers multiple variants. If you’ve used Oxylabs for its residential IP addresses, this can be a good alternative.
At first glance, it may seem like Shifter is falling behind some of its rivals in terms of the pool size. It has over 50 million IP addresses, which is good but not the highest number we’ve seen. With that said, this number is for the residential proxies only because that’s the only thing this provider has on offer. As for the list of locations, it becomes clear why the company claims to have an IP address in every country in the world. When you combine the pool size with the list of locations, you can understand why we consider this a flexible option.
Regarding the product lineup, despite dealing with residential proxies only, Shifter offers multiple products. The stars of the show are the rotating proxies, but there are two types. You have basic and special IP addresses depending on the use case and websites you’ll be using them on.
The basic ones work with most websites, while the special ones are aimed at people who need to use them on social media or search engines. With the rotating proxies aside, this provider also offers static and sneaker proxies. This is the current lineup, but there is news that this provider will bring two more types soon.
Regarding the pricing structure, things are a bit different than some of its rivals. Shifter’s rotating residential proxies come in the form of 8 packages varying in the number of IP addresses and bandwidth included. It’s the same for the basic and special proxies, but the special ones are a bit more expensive.
As for the static proxies, there are some similarities with the pricing structure of the rotating ones. The packages are structured based on the number of IP addresses, but in this case, you’re getting them with unlimited bandwidth. With that said, you have only 4 packages to choose from, which also applies to the sneaker proxies. Like most of its rivals, Shifter offers a free trial, allowing you to test the service before placing the order.
Next, we have another provider with multiple product types, but not all of them. Webshare is one of those proxy providers that often flies under the radar, which doesn’t necessarily make it a poor choice if you’re looking for a good Oxylabs alternative.
Looking at the features and what this provider offers, we see it’s not lacking in some departments. Looking at both pools of proxies, we can see that it offers competitive numbers. On the residential side of things, you’re looking at over 30 million IP addresses from over 195 countries. On the other hand, we have the datacenter pool, which consists of over 100 thousand proxies from over 40 countries. It may not have the largest pool, but it makes up for that with flexibility in terms of the locations.
As for the products, it’s not as flexible as some of the other providers on this list. You have the option to get residential proxies, which come in the form of rotating and static ones. With the datacenter proxies, the available options are dedicated and private proxies, which are essentially shared. This is all that Webshare has to offer, so if you’re looking for an Oxylab with good mobile proxies, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
The pricing structure of this provider is quite flexible, and there are some variances between different types of proxies. On the datacenter side of things, you have available packages that vary depending on the number of IP addresses. With that said, some of them have bandwidth limitations. The smallest one is limited to 1 GB, while the next 3 are good for up to 5,000 GB.
All the other packages come with unlimited bandwidth. The pricing structure for the residential proxies is similar to most of its rivals. With 9 packages to choose from, you’ll be getting the one that has the amount of bandwidth that you need. For the static proxies, the pricing structure is similar to the datacenter one.
There are 11 plans, and you’re paying based on the number of proxies included in each one. Also, the smaller packages are limited to 5,000 GB of traffic, while the rest are unlimited. Some people may be disappointed to see that there isn’t a free trial, but there is a completely free package, which you can use to test the service.
The last entry on today’s list is a provider that’s been on the market for long enough to be considered in most cases. Instant Proxies may have a website that looks 20 years old, but that doesn’t mean it has poor services.
One of the several reasons why some people may be hesitant to go for this provider is the lack of information about its services. Instant Proxies doesn’t outline the number of proxies it has in its pool. On the location side of things, they only mention that they offer worldwide IP addresses. This is true, and the cover the more popular countries across the globe, so you won’t be limited in terms of flexibility.
In terms of products this provider offers, the list is quite short. Unlike most of the providers on this list, Instant Proxies only offers datacenter proxies. They are private, and as such, you’ll have exclusive rights to use them as long as your subscription is active. You get gigabit speeds and unlimited bandwidth, which is what most people would expect from a provider of this caliber.
As for the pricing structure, it’s pretty simple. You’re paying for a monthly subscription, meaning you choose how many IP addresses you want. The smallest package is 10 proxies, and the largest is 500. With that said, you also have the option to ask for a custom package if you need more.
Another thing you get to choose is the use-case scenario. This provider offers proxies for anonymous browsing, social media, sneaker, and ticket websites. Even though there isn’t a trial option, you can head over to the website’s tester and test as many proxies as you need. Once the testing is done and you’re happy with the results, they’ll remain reserved, and you can order them immediately.