What are the best proxies for Instagram Account Creation?
This is a tricky topic that we often see ourselves explaining, both to customers and outsiders too. If there’s a stigma surrounding account creation, its that IP intelligence companies are getting smarter and smarter at detecting proxies, and account creation is getting harder every day.
While this may be true, account creation will always be around, since normal users will always be there to register their accounts in a regular manner. So as long as people are able to register for Instagram, our software will be around (and will work), if the right proxies are chosen. In this article we aim to educate people on the different kinds of proxies that there is, how they work, and how they behave in front of a social media page, and most importantly, what’s the best proxies for account creation.
#1 Proxy – Data-centre Proxies
Data-centre proxies have been around for years and years. They are IP’s which belong to a single data centre subnet. This means that they are all located under the same network. They are often cheap, and come in bulk, as they are created using virtual private server scripts, and tools such as squid.
Are they any good? The answer is no. Nowadays, Instagram can detect most data-centres, and block their entire network. That means that every proxy you own from that data-centre will not work for creation. However, if you do manage to create accounts with a data-centre proxy, Instagram will most likely detect all the accounts you’ve made eventually, and if one is banned, they will ban your entire subnet or give them PV (phone verification).
#2 Proxy – Residential Proxies
Residential proxies have also been around for years. Many big account sellers use these in order to maliciously create millions of Instagram accounts and (generally) sell them on a marketplace. Residential proxies tend to be hacked computers on a botnet, that are being used for their IP’s. When you buy a package, you get access to millions upon millions of different IP’s. They became popular over the past 2-3 years, but nowadays, most of the pools that are public, are very saturated. With a single proxy package you might be able to create 1 account in 100 tries if you are lucky.
#3 Proxy – 4G / Mobile Proxies (Obsolete)
Mobile proxies are often bought, but can be created using Raspberry Pi’s, android phones or more. In GramCreator, there is a module to use your old Android phone as a mobile proxy for account creation. After an account’s created, the app will rotate your IP to a different one by turning airplane mode on and then off. Then it will proceed to create an account.
The only issue with mobile proxies, is a single proxy/connection belongs to a cell tower, and Instagram can detect too many accounts being created from a single cell tower (aka physical location), and can prevent you from creating any more accounts if that certain cell tower creates too many. Choosing locations in metro areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego are all good spots, as there’s generally a high population density (and therefore a lot of normal accounts created there).
Purchased mobile proxies generally come as monthly or yearly plans, and are quite pricey considering you only get one proxy. However, the catch is that you can use this one mobile proxy to create many many accounts. The only thing you need to do is rotate the IP. A lot of services, offer an on demand switching IP link. We offer a free batch script that will allow you to plug this into GramCreator and switch IP’s after you’re done creating an accounts. Feel free to contact us if you need it.
One last important thing to note, is that sharing proxies publicly might lead to saturation. This is why we are hesitant to give sources out, because if we do, a lot of people will use the same proxy and end up saturating it. So do be cautious about who you share your proxy information with.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t necessarily matter which proxies you choose to create accounts on Instagram (as long as they’re not under the same subnet). This means you can use data center proxies, but they must be from different data centers (each one), therefore separated by physical location.
As always, good luck & happy botting! – GramCreator Team