You may run into the issues below where you want to change your IP to different countries/regions in Octoparse.
- Unable to open the target website because it has set IP limitations for certain countries/regions
- The target website is very sensitive to web scraping and implements anti-scraping strategies such as IP blocking to stop scraping activities
Octoparse now offers different IP pools to choose from: US, UK, DE, JP, and CN. After choosing one pool, this task will be run with the IPs you select accordingly.
Default is the most used choice if you don't have special requirements and can reach your target website successfully. Generally, default IPs are US IP addresses. For users in Japan, default IPs will be Japanese IP addresses. (If our support team has changed your IP pool before, you can confirm with them which IP group is your default now.)
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to switch Cloud IP to resolve the issues mentioned above.
1. Click the Task Settings button
2. Find the Public IP Pool and choose your preferred IP group from the dropdown list
3. Click Save
If you need any help with task configuration or data collection, submit a ticket to our support team! We'll get back to you soon.