Our documentation includes code examples showcasing how to connect to the proxies using HTTP protocol. The protocol is supported by common libraries and third-party software.


You can also use the fully encrypted connection using HTTPS protocol for an extra layer of security. For that, you have to add ‘https://’ to your proxy entry point. For example:

curl -x -U user-USERNAME:PASSWORD 


Oxylabs Dedicated Datacenter Proxies support both TCP and UDP connections.

For using SOCKS5 protocol, you have to add socks5h:// to your proxy entry point. For example: socks5h://

curl -x socks5h://

Note that some websites may identify a proxy IP when using the SOCKS5 protocol. We highly suggest switching to an alternative protocol in such instances.

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