ProxyMesh supports sub-accounts for all subscribers to higher level plans. Sub-accounts are designed for companies and professionals using ProxyMesh on behalf of a client, and wishing to track bandwidth usage for accurate client billing.
For example, suppose you're a pro at writing web crawlers or screen scrapers, and you have one or more clients who require the kind of strong anonymity you can get with ProxyMesh. So you sign up for the ProxyMesh 20 plan, which comes with 20 GB of bandwidth per month, and create a sub-account for each client. Your sub-accounts share the bandwidth that comes with the main account.
Now, instead of using your main account, you can use a sub-account for each separate client, and see the bandwidth used by each account. Then when the bill comes due, you can charge each client for the ProxyMesh bandwidth used by their sub-account. All the bandwidth tracking information you need to do this is available in your ProxyMesh account dashboard.
Number of Sub-Accounts Available per Plan
Plan 10 – This plan does not allow for sub-accounts.
Plan 20 – This plan has a total of 20 sub-accounts available.
Plan 50 – This plan has a total of 50 sub-accounts available
Plan 100 – This plan has a total of 100 sub-accounts available.
Sub-accounts are created via the ProxyMesh API using the POST method. Please follow this link for details.
Note: You can also create sub-accounts from your dashboard. Click here for details.
Sub-Account Connection Methods
You may want to review the different ways to connect your sub-accounts with the proxies for best results with your specific use cases.
Distribute Requests across Sub-Accounts
To configure this capability, do one of the following:
- Make sure each sub-account has a different authorized IP.
- Or, if two or more sub-accounts will share the same IP address, remove the IP authorization, and instead use username:password authorization, as detailed in Proxy Authentication.
Connect One Sub-Account to Multiple Proxies
If desired, one sub-account can connect to multiple proxies. As determined by your use cases, methods of proxy connection are similar to those for your regular account.
Shared Email Address
If both the main account and sub-accounts share the same email address, the following issues will occur:
- The system will not be able to determine which account the user should log into, in order to use a proxy.
- The user will not receive the proper credit for a bill payment.
To avoid these issues, please make sure that your main account and your sub-accounts all have different emails.
For more information, see the blog article Using Proxy Sub-Accounts for Marketing Stratgies.