Choosing an approach to creating and managing a pool can be a headache. In this section, we describe some of the questions you need to ask yourself when choosing the best proxy solution for your tasks:
- What is your budget? If your budget is limited or practically nonexistent, then managing your own proxy server will be the cheapest option. However, if you even have a small budget of $ 20 per month, then you should seriously consider transferring proxy server management to a dedicated solution that manages everything.
- What is important to you? If studying proxy servers and everything related to parsing is your No. 1 priority, then probably the best option would be to buy your own proxy server and manage it yourself. However, if, as for most companies, for you in the first place is getting the right data and achieving maximum parsing performance, then it is better to use a comprehensive solution. Or at least use a proxy rotator.
- What are your technical skills and available resources? To manage your own pool of proxy servers even with average volumes of parsing, you will need at least a basic level of knowledge in the field of software development and wide bandwidth to build and support the logic for managing the proxy servers of your parser. If you do not have such experience or there are no technical capabilities to ensure the necessary volume of traffic is transmitted, you are better off using a proxy rotator and creating your own proxy server management infrastructure, or using a ready-made solution for managing the pool.
Answers to these questions will help you quickly determine which approach to managing a proxy server best suits your needs.