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: also applies to country specific entry nodes).

Please note that some libraries (or their older versions) and some 3rd party tools may not support HTTPS protocol, so double-check before making changes to your code.


Oxylabs Residential Proxies support only TCP connection at the moment.

For using SOCKS5 protocol, you have to add socks5h in your request, for example:

curl -x socks5h:// -U "customer-USERNAME:PASSWORD"

Please note that at the moment, SOCKS5 protocol does not support country specific entry nodes. You can target specific locations by adding additional parameters in your username. Here is a sample of targeting France:

curl -x socks5h:// -U "customer-USERNAME-cc-FR:PASSWORD"

Note that some websites may identify a proxy IP when using theSOCKS5 protocol. We highly suggest switching to an alternative protocol in such instances.

Ports of proxies

The default configuration of proxy ports includes 80 and 443, which are standard ports designed to accommodate the HTTP and HTTPS protocols, as outlined in the table below. To access other ports, it is necessary to undergo compliance verification, please contact our support.






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