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If you've run into any of the issues below, you may want to try setting up IP proxies manually in Octoparse:

  • Unable to log into Octotoparse because your company or institution uses intranet and restricts external requests

  • Target website is very sensitive to web scraping and implements anti-scraping strategies such as IP blocking to stop scraping activities

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up proxies to resolve the issues mentioned above.

There are 2 ways to do so -

  1. Use proxy to login Octoparse

  2. Rotate external proxy servers to counteract IP blocking


1. Use proxy to login Octoparse

  • Click the gear icon on the login panel

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  • Enter proxy information as required

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  • You can Test to see if the connection is good then Confirm the setup


2. Rotate external proxy servers to counteract IP blocking (Local only)

If a website blocks your IP or our Cloud, you can set up an IP proxy in the task settings. The IP proxy will work for local extraction.

  • Open the task you would like to set up proxies for

  • Click the gear icon on the top left

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  • Tick the Use IP Proxies box and go to Settings

  • Note that Octoparse only supports HTTP proxies - please separate the IP address of the proxy server and port number with a colon. e.g. 58.22.214.29:2318 then Confirm your setup

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