May 5th, 2020
Puppeteer Vs Proxies API

The world of web scraping is varied and complex and Proxies API sits at one of the most crucial junctions. 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.


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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 but when we send this comparison table to our customer's developer team, their CXO, their marketing or SEO team, they typically get it quite easily if we are a suitable service or not.

So here is how we are different from Puppeteer.

Puppeteer lives up to its name and comes closest to full-scale browser automation. It can do more or less everything that a human can do.

It can take screenshots, render javascript, submit forms, simulate keyboard input.

This example takes a screenshot of the Ycombinator home page in very few lines of code.

const puppeteer = require('puppeteer');

(async () => {
  const browser = await puppeteer.launch();
  const page = await browser.newPage();
  await page.goto('', {waitUntil: 'networkidle2'});
  await page.pdf({path: 'hn.pdf', format: 'A4'});

  await browser.close();


Puppeteer vs Proxies API

AspectProxies APIPuppeteer
Who is it for?DevelopersDevelopers
Cost1000 free CallsStarts at $49 pmOpen Source
API accessYesyes
Size of projectenterprisemediumsmallenterprisemediumsmall
Easy to setupsingle api call for everythingmanual setup
Rotating ProxiesYesno
Single API?Yesno
Desktop Appnono
Visual Scrapingnono

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