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How to rotate an IP address

Oren Knaan | Product Manager | 05-Jul-2017


Why should I care?

When many requests are sent to a website from the same IP, the website can tag the IP used as a crawler and send misleading information or block you. Periodically changing, or rotating, your IP address helps prevent a target site from identifying your IP as a crawler. Rotating your IPs can drop your failure rate below 1%.

How do I rotate my IP address?

With its easy-to-use proxy manager, Luminati allows you to control:

  • Number of requests permitted before changing the IP
  • Amount of time between IP changes
  • Quantity of IPs in your rotation pool

Guidelines for rotating your IP address with Luminati:

  1. Sign up for Luminati
  2. Contact Luminati’s support team and ask for access to the residential IP network
  3. Once activated, install the Luminati proxy manager from GitHub. We recommend you watch this guide for a smooth start
  4. Go to the ‘proxies’ tab
  5. Click on the proxy you want to edit, then on the edit button
  6. Browse rotation options under “Preset” or “IP Policy”
  7. Route your requests to 127.0.0.1:{portnum} where{portnum} is the port of the residential zone

Oren Knaan | Product Manager


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