By now most of you will be familiar with the phrase "Data Scraping." Data Scraping is simply the process of collecting data that has been placed in the public domain of the internet (private areas too if conditions are met) and storing it in databases or spreadsheets for later recall in various applications. Data Scraping technology is not new and many a brave businessman has made his/her fortune by taking advantage of data scraping technology.
Sometimes website owners may not derive much pleasure from automated harvesting of their data. Webmasters have learned to disallow web scrapers access to their websites by using tools or methods that block certain IP addresses from retrieving website content. Data scrapers are left with the choice to either target a different website, or to move the harvesting script from computer to computer using a different IP address each time and extract as much data as possible until all of the scraper's computers are eventually blocked.
Thankfully there is a modern solution to this problem. Proxy Data scraping technology solves the problem by using proxy IP addresses. Every time your data extraction program executes an extraction from a website, the website thinks it is coming from a different IP address. To the website owner, proxy data scraping simply looks like a short period of increased traffic from all around the world. They have very limited and tedious ways of blocking such a script but more importantly -- most of the time, they simply won't know they are being scraped.
The obvious next question is, "Where can I get Proxy Data Scraping Technology for my project?" The "do-it-yourself" solution is, rather unfortunately, not simple. Setting up a proxy data scraping network takes a lot of time and requires that you either own a bunch of IP addresses and suitable servers to be used as proxies, not to mention the IT guru you need to get everything configured properly. You could try renting proxy servers from select hosting providers, but that option tends to be quite pricey but better than the alternative: dangerous and unreliable (but free) public proxy servers. If you choose the public proxy method, make sure you never send any transaction through that might compromise you or anyone else in case disreputable people are made aware of the data.
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