If you've decided to purchase a proxy, the choice can be confusing. Do you need a proxy service or can you use a tool? This video will hopefully help you decide on what sort of proxy or proxies you need.
What you need in a proxy is totally dependent on what you need it for. Slow, free proxies are perfect for many situations and you can find these online. The video gives some options for each scenario of when and where to buy a proxy.
One important consideration is definitely speed and unfortunately you won't find any sort of fast proxy without paying for it. There are thousands of free proxies available but the vast majority of them run extremely slowly, making browsing difficult and streaming any sort of multimedia content impossible. If you need them simply for an automated tool though this sort of proxy may be suitable, the software demonstrated (proxy goblin) will renew your list of proxies fairly easily.
Another consideration against free proxies is security. Never use any sort of free, unmanaged proxy to access websites with personal details. For example accessing home banking, webmail or applications like paypal. Lots of free proxies are often monitored or even controlled by hackers and cyber criminals who filter for personal details like user names and passwords.
Overall, the safest and quickest options are undoubtedly using a paid subscription service. Though if you understand the risk, free proxies can be a viable alternative in some situations.