May 5th, 2020
OctoParse Vs. Proxies API

The world of web scraping is varied and complex, and Proxies API sits at one of the most crucial junctions. They are allowing web scrapers/crawlers to bypass IP blocks by using a single API endpoint to access our 20 million-plus high-speed proxies on rotation.


curl ""

One of the questions we get frequently is how we are different from services like OctoParse or Diffbot. Many times it is like comparing Apples and Oranges. Still, when we send this comparison table to our customer's developer team, their CXO, their marketing, or SEO team, they typically get it quite quickly if we are a convenient service or not.

So here is how we are different from OctoParse.

Octoparse offers a visual point and clicks web scraping service if you are interested in a no-code solution. It handles Javascript, AJAX, Infinite scrolling, forms, etc.

They even have a cloud service where you can host and schedule scraping jobs.

They offer all the layman-friendly export formats like Excel, CSV, and also a developer-friendly API.


OctoParse vs. Proxies API

AspectProxies APIOctoParse
Who is it for?DevelopersNon-Developers
Cost1000 free CallsStarts at $49 pmstarts at $75 pm
API accessYesyes for output
Size of projectenterprisemediumsmallenterprisemedium
Easy to setupsingle api call for everythingmanual setup
Rotating ProxiesYesyes
Single API?Yesno

Share this article:

Get our articles in your inbox

Dont miss our best tips/tricks/tutorials about Web Scraping
Only great content, we don’t share your email with third parties.