In a Nutshell
NetNut is a premium proxy provider that offers data center and residential IPs for their clients that want to secure their brands, conduct business intelligence, and do web scraping. It is one of the largest providers of static residential proxies. The IP addresses come straight from ISPs which gives them the speed and stability of datacenter IPs. It is aimed at clients with larger needs like social media marketers, search engine scrapers, and more.
The Bright Data business proxy network is the most powerful way to browse anonymously from across the globe.
- Proxy Type: Datacenter (shared), residential(rotating, static)
- Protocols: HTTP(S)
- Locations: 150+ Countries
- Extra: API & Browser Extension
- Pricing: Starts From $20/1GB
- 7 Days Trial
- Payment Option: PayPal , Credit Card
NetNut Proxy Networks
It controls three types of proxy networks: shared datacenter IPs, Peer-to-peer residential proxies, and static residential proxies. It also provides proxy-based web scraping API which is one of the useful tools it provides
It has a network of datacenter proxies which is a pool of 50,000 shared IPs from cloud hosting providers. These proxies automatically rotate which makes NetNut very attractive for scraping unprotected websites. It provides fast & highly scalable datacenter proxies. ( The only available location is in the United States).
Rotating Residential Proxies
Its rotating residential proxy network includes 10-20 million monthly IPs that cover more than 150+ countries across the globe. Hence, there are many locations to choose from.
Static Residential Proxies
NetNut approximately provides 1 million residential proxies. It is one of the largest vendors of static IPs. It mostly covers primarily US & Europe. ( it is one of the most useful if you are living on these continents, you can use rotational proxies if you want to use them in another continent). It also has 24×7 IP availability.
As the servers are static, they don’t have to depend upon end-users and their devices. It is sourced directly from ISPs. It states that you can use its proxies with all websites which also includes multiple search engines.
It has one of the secret proxy APIs. The API functions as a managed data retrieval tool. Instead of connecting the website to the proxies, you send a request to Netnut’s API which ultimately retrieves the information as per your needs.
NetNut charges you on the basis of traffic-based pricing model. You can choose from a variety of plans. You can also get a customized plan for you if you are looking for something different. The entry plans start from $25 for static or $20 for rotating for 1GB of data which is a bit expensive in comparison to other residential proxy providers.
The datacenter proxies are affordable. They start from $20 for 20GB of data traffic & reaches $500 for 1TB ( $0.5 for a GB). It is a bit costly compared to other data proxies services. In addition, you can also opt to pay by request. It is targeted at customers with bigger needs & it starts from $7500 per month which is useful when you scrap larger web pages.
We have tested NetNut residential proxies that included more than a million connection requests over a period of two weeks. Nearly 84.3% of requests were made managed to successfully reach the server. ( For Bright Data, Oxylabs, the success rate was around 99%). The most frequent cause for failure was timeout (11.1%).
When the proxy server was kept under 500 requests per second, the success rate varied to some extent. ( But the response time was doubled almost). The proxy pool was quite different. 99.9% of the proxies were using the IPv4 protocol and 58.7% came from residential users. 36% were flagged as datacenter addresses.
The proxy remains stable throughout the test period.
The dashboard enables you to track your usages statistics, invoices, action plans, and more. It also enables you to set up a proxy server. Also, there are some links to integration instructions, a list of variable countries & contact information. You will have a dedicated page to track your proxy and also APIs for programmatic access. They show your proxy use by sub-user, domain, country, etc. It also displays the error codes if it has encountered any.
If you are relatively on a new plan, the support is limited to email only. However, if you are on a larger plan, you will be provided with a dedicated account manager. The easiest way to communicate with NetNut is done via Skype.
The email support is significantly slower than its competitors. On average it took more than an hour to get a response from the NetNut team.
The NetNut is a great bundled service. Its residential proxies are stable. The performance is quite satisfactory. You may experience slow speed. However, the functionality and speed still match the competitors in the market. Having the ability to keep your residential IP for as long as you want is a big and underestimated perk provided by NetNut.
There are some areas that lag behind, this applies especially to the user experience side of things: setup instructions are unfriendly, and customer support is limited to Skype. And hence these areas can be significantly be improved.
NetNut’s ISP-sourced proxies give it a major advantage over rotating residential proxies, but the company doesn’t make much effort to simplify setup and usage, and it’s relatively costly for small-scale use. For most applications, it has the features you need. It also offers you a 7-day trial. If you are looking for better scalability & flexibility- NetNut emerges as one of the strongest contenders.