When connecting to a proxy server, users are given one of two things: A proxy list or a backconnect proxy. A proxy list is for static proxies, and a backconnect proxy is for rotating proxies. In this article, we’ll be discussing what backconnect proxies are, how they work, their advantages, and their disadvantages.
Backconnect proxies are the gateway to the proxy pool of your chosen proxy provider. Through them, you can access the millions of IP addresses in the proxy pool. You simply need to connect to the proxy server, which will automatically retrieve and rotate the IPs for you.
Backconnect proxies are used by residential proxies and any other rotating proxy network. This is because residential proxies relied on end users rather than servers, which meant that the connection could disappear at any time. Backconnect proxies were created so those proxy providers could manage the IP addresses.