Signing Up for a Free Trial
After you’ve checked out our Features and Plans & Pricing, we encourage you to sign up for a free trial so you can see the benefits firsthand and decide if it fits your needs. Here’s what you need to know about the ProxyMesh free trial.
If your primary need for a proxy is to scrape social media sites such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn or any SEO-related web scraping, we recommend:
- Try combining ProxyMesh and a good social media scraping tool such as Phantombuster.
- If you don't want to combine proxy service with a scraping tool, try one of the services listed in Social Media and ProxyMesh Services.
Because we use the existing HTTP protocol, any HTTP client can access our proxy servers without going through a VPN.
Correct the issue by disconnecting from the VPN.
If you need a VPN for your specific operations, ProxyMesh services may not work well for you. We suggest that you try one of the following alternatives, as appropriate to your use cases:
- VPN such as Hide My Ass
- or a web proxy with a persistent IP, like WonderProxy
- or a provider of both VPN and proxy services, like FoxyProxy.
Using a Public Wi-Fi
We do not recommend using a public Wi-Fi to sign up for a ProxyMesh account, or to log in, as it can trigger Risky Behavior warnings.
If you receive a "Risky Behavior" warning when signing up for a free trial, you could be trying to sign up through a blocked IP address.
You can check your IP address at this site: https://www.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi. If your IP is on a block list, you should contact your Internet Service Provider – or the block list itself – with any question about the health and reputation of the IP address.
30-Day Free Trial Accounts
Free trial accounts are for first-time customers only. A free trial account includes the following:
- One rotating proxy with 10 different IP addresses that rotate automatically every 12 hours, for a total of 20 IPs. The rotation of the IPs cannot be changed.
- 100 megabytes ("MB") of bandwidth usage. If the 100 MB bandwidth is used before the end of 30 days, the account will be automatically canceled.
- The Open Proxy server.
- If you’re already enrolled in a paid plan, you cannot sign up for a free trial under a different username.
- However, occasionally a free-trial user may not receive an activation email, and may instead be prompted to choose a paid plan. If you believe this is the case, please contact Support. to request manual activation of the free trial.
- The World Proxy cannot be tested on a free trial plan. It requires a 50 or 100 plan, which you can sign up for, with the option of canceling in 30 days for a full refund.
- Once your free trial is canceled, it cannot be reactivated, but you may sign up for one of our paid plans.
During the trial period, you can switch proxies by accessing "Account Settings" on the right side of your dashboard and selecting the Change Proxies link.
You can then authenticate your IP address to the new proxy you've chosen.
You are not required to upgrade to a paid plan in order to switch proxies under a free trial.
You can upgrade to a paid account at any time during your free trial.
The free trial:
- Expires 30 days after signup OR when the 100MB usage limit is reached.
- Cannot be extended.
- If you exceed this 100MB limit within your 30-day trial period, your free trial service will be cancelled before 30 days.
- Please track your usage carefully, and if this constraint does not meet your needs, you have the option of upgrading at any time to one of our paid plans.
Setting up Your Username
Every account requires a username, which must be unique.
Some users choose to use their email address as the username. Others prefer a different username.
username:passwordauthentication protocol. It’s better to choose a unique username without the “@” symbol.
You can log into ProxyMesh with either your username or the email address associated with your account.
Where to Sign Up for Your Free Trial
Follow the link to the Free Trial web form.
If You Accidentally Sign up for a Paid Plan
If you accidentally sign up for a regular account that is asking for a payment method, please contact Support for help.