4G Proxy Vs. Residential Vs. Data centre and how it affects your accounts


Today I will be reviewing the main differences between data center proxies and mobile proxies, which ones are better to choose for managing and running your accounts, and more!


A long time ago data center proxies were the most used proxy type for growing accounts, but Instagram has been shadow-banning most of the data center proxy providers and their IP ranges. Nowadays, it’s not as easy to manage and grow Instagram accounts with data center proxies as it was a long time ago. Things changed. Instagram is more focused on getting rid of non-authentic accounts since a lot of fake and botted accounts are running on data center proxies. Nowadays, most of the people that are using data center proxies use them to spam or grow their network of accounts – but it is much harder now to grow authentic accounts (private accounts, clients’ accounts) with data center proxies due to like/follow blocks and email/phone verifications. Nowadays, I find more and more people who still want to earn a big market share of Instagram by running their accounts on data center proxies as before, so they can earn as much as before, but they have to be more careful with bot actions. Data center proxies are good when you are already experienced with Instagram and running your own network of accounts and probably managed to find out some ways to get a good growth metrics and higher your bot actions. Most of the people are running their spam accounts and they know the consequences of running those accounts on data center proxies so they know that there is a chance that those accounts can be deactivated in the future by receiving multiple EV/PV verification requests along the way. Some experienced Instagram marketers managed to avoid those issues by adapting their knowledge and experience when managing accounts with data center proxies.


Mobile proxies are a quite new thing in Instagram as we started using them just a year-two ago since Instagram adapted changes and started blacklisting data center IP ranges from main proxy sellers. There are only a dozen of mobile proxy sellers as far as I have discovered. To create a mobile proxy server takes a lot of time, programming knowledge, dedication, patience and, of course, money. It’s not cheap to do this infrastructure and installations, so some people are starting creating their mini mobile proxy servers with Rasberry PI or other ways for their own needs. Mobile proxies are much better for managing Instagram accounts but it is more expensive than data center proxies. Mobile proxies are much safer to run your accounts on because mobile proxy IP ranges couldn’t be blacklisted by Instagram since real Instagram users are running on mobile IP’s all the time.

For starters in Instagram marketing and account management I would recommend to start off with mobile proxy just to test waters before heading to where big sharks are located :slight_smile: 

Firstly, you have to test if can manage to grow at least one account by learning as much as possible from this forum and implementing them into your growth tactic, and when you see the things go well, then you can try adapting the same techniques on data center proxies so see if your success could stay the same as when you were growing the account with mobile proxy.

Data center proxies are good and cheap solution for running spam, blackhat, promotion, mother-slave accounts.

Mobile proxies are good for managing client accounts, growing business/personal account, and creating a brand, but it is more expensive.