A Proxy server is a server application that acts as an intermediary between the serving site and the requesting client. When the client sends a web request, the request goes to the proxy server first. The proxy server then makes the web request on client’s behalf, collects the response from the webserver, and forwards the web page data to the client so that it can see the page in its own browser.
Monitors are checked in Distill cloud using a pool of datacentre IPs. These are the shared pool of IPs that are used by all the subscribers of Distill. These IPs are mostly from the US region.
Following are a few cases when you may need to use Proxy servers for Distill cloud checks:
You can use Distill provided proxy servers or add your own proxy server details to use them in the Distill cloud for checks.
To use Distill provided proxies, follow these steps:
You can add your own Proxy server list from the Proxy page by following the steps given below.
2. Click on “Proxies”. 3. This will open the Proxy page. You can click on “Add New Proxy” to add your own Proxy server for checks.
Once saved, your proxy should be available under the proxy list to choose from.
Proxy servers are available in the Professional plan and above. You can check the available proxies for your plan at https://app.distill.io/watchlist#proxies/.
You will also be able to see the pricing details for the proxies on the proxy page. The cost of using a proxy is accounted for as checks in the account. If a proxy’s cost is N, 1 check using that proxy will be counted as N checks.