There are two situations when you might need to set up IP proxies in Octoparse. One is when your college or company intranet restricts some external requests, which prevents you from logging in to Octoparse. The other is when your target website is very sensitive to web scraping and takes anti-scraping measures like IP blocking to stop any possible scraping activities.
We will guide you on how to set up the proxies to resolve the issues mentioned above in this tutorial:
1. Use a proxy to change the IP address for login Octoparse
If you fail to log in to Octoparse due to network restrictions, you can set up a proxy on the login interface.
- Click the on the top right
- Enter proxy info in the required box
- Click "Test" to check if the connection to the proxy works
- Click "Confirm" to save
2. Use external proxies for rotation to avoid being blocked
* Only local runs can use the IP proxies you set up. Cloud runs won't use the proxies.
- Open the task which you want to set up proxies for
- Click on the top left
- Tick "Use IP Proxies" and enter the proxy info in the "Settings"
Octoparse only supports HTTP proxies. Please separate the IP address of the proxy server and port number with a colon. e.g. 126.96.36.199:2318.
- Click "OK" and "Save" to save your changes