Dashboard Configuration & Setup

This article summarizes the features in the Configuration & Setup section of your ProxyMesh dashboard. Two related articles – Dashboard Tour & How-To and Dashboard Account Settings – provide overviews of other sections of the dashboard.

Sections of these articles also provide links to other, more detailed discussions of the dashboard features.

The Configuration & Setup links are summarized below. To return to the dashboard after clicking on any of the links, click the Back button or click the Dashboard link on the ribbon.

HTTP Client Examples

This link takes you to HTTP Proxy Configuration Overview, an introduction with links to articles on configuring specific programming languages. Those articles include sample code to configure the proxy host.

Authenticated IP Addresses and Domains

This link takes you to a screen where you can add, change, or delete IPs or domains.

Another way to access this screen is by clicking on the "Add your IP address" link under Usage Instructions at the bottom of the dashboard.

Domains

You can follow the same navigation links discussed above if, instead of an IP address, you want to authenticate a domain. Once you're on the Edit Authenticated IPs page, scroll halfway down to find the section where you can add, add, change, or delete domains via hostname authentication.

If you have a dynamic, frequently changing IP, then you may want to use domain authentication with a dynamic DNS service such as No-IP.

Account Upgrades

You can use the Upgrade Payment Method or Change Plan link on the dashboard to change to a higher level plan, giving you access to more IPs.

Browser Proxy Settings

This link takes you to the article How to Change Web Browser Proxy Settings.

Make Custom PAC File

Before following this link, make sure you've selected all of the proxy checkboxes that you want access to from the proxy list on the Dashboard.

Notes

  • The maximum number of proxies you can check depends upon your plan. Proxies that you do not have access to are disabled. You need to have at least a 20 plan, so that more than one server will be available for random selection.
  • On the dashboard, the .pac files shown in the Auto-Config URL column are for only 1 proxy each, whereas Make Pac can combine multiple proxies. A .pac filename takes the names of the servers listed in the file, e.g., us-ca_us-tx.pac.

The Make Custom PAC File link takes you to a screen listing all the proxies you selected on your dashboard. These are unchecked on the Make Custom PAC File screen. On this screen, select only the proxies that you want to include in your .pac file. Then click the Make PAC button. The resulting .pac file will be shown near the bottom of the page. Use this file to tell your browser to randomly choose between these proxies when completing a request.

Account Management API

This link takes you to the user article ProxyMesh API.

Request & Response Headers

This link takes you to the article Proxy Server Request & Response Headers.

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