How to use a proxy in Python?

by jaycee_rowe , in category: SEO Tools , 3 months ago

How to use a proxy in Python?

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by julio , 3 months ago

@jaycee_rowe 

To use a proxy in Python, you can use the requests library. Here's an example of how you can set up and use a proxy:

  1. Install the requests library if you haven't already:
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pip install requests


  1. Import the requests library:
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import requests


  1. Define the proxy:
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proxy = {'http': 'http://<proxy_host>:<proxy_port>', 'https': 'https://<proxy_host>:<proxy_port>'}


Replace <proxy_host> and <proxy_port> with the appropriate values for your proxy server.

  1. Make a request using the proxy:
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url = 'https://www.example.com'
response = requests.get(url, proxies=proxy)

print(response.text)


Replace https://www.example.com with the URL you want to access, and get with the appropriate HTTP method if needed.


Now the request will be sent via the specified proxy server. The response will be stored in the response variable, and you can use response.text to access the content of the response.


Note: If the proxy requires authentication, you can provide the credentials in the proxies dictionary like this:

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proxy = {'http': 'http://<username>:<password>@<proxy_host>:<proxy_port>', 'https': 'https://<username>:<password>@<proxy_host>:<proxy_port>'}


Replace <username> and <password> with your actual proxy credentials.