How to use and where to get Instagram proxy?

Activity automation is one of the most effective ways of increasing engagement, reach and followers count. However, since Instagram doesn’t allow automation, specific safety measures should be considered, especially by owners of multiple Instagram accounts. Before scheduling Instagram posts for future publication or assigning mass-liking, commenting and following action tasks through Combin or other services, read the full list of recommendations on automating Instagram activity without getting banned.

Why is proxy needed for Instagram automation?

Social media managers, digital marketing agencies and even regular Instagram users often manage not one, but multiple Instagram accounts. Instagram is particular about the amount of accounts that can be accessed via the same IP address — it’s one account per IP address. High activity on multiple Instagram accounts from one IP address may be considered to be spam-like and lead to penalties, from temporary activity limitation to permanent account ban.

In order to avoid getting banned on Instagram, social media managers use proxies to simulate multiple accounts being active from different IP addresses. Proxy acts as an intermediary between user computer and Instagram servers, masking the actual user IP address with a new one.

Where to get proxy for Instagram?

There is an extensive range of options on the market. To help you choose the best proxy, we recommend ignoring the shared proxy server options altogether and picking only from the dedicated proxy provides. The latter is more flexible and private, it’s used and controlled only by the organization that leases it instead of being in public access for thousands of other users.

Below you can find the list of providers we recommend getting proxies from for Instagram automation with Combin. All of the listed were tested and proved to be compatible and stable.

What VPN providers are recommended for users from China?

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and many other foreign Internet tools and services are banned to access in China. The Great Firewall blocks destination IP addresses and inspects all sent and received data. It cannot be bypassed using regular methods like connecting through simple open proxies (HTTP and SOCKS protocols) and widely known protocols, such as OpenVPN, L2TP and PPTP.

The following VPN providers grant the censorship circumvention and successful connection to Instagram with a new IP address.

How to connect Instagram accounts through proxies?

Once you purchase proxies, you are given information about their protocol type, host, port, username and login. Use this information the following way to connect your Instagram accounts through proxy servers.

  1. Launch Combin Growth/Combin Scheduler.
  2. Login with your Instagram accounts.
  3. Go Tools > Preferences > Proxy.
  4. In the Proxy window there are two categories, General proxy and Account proxy.

    General proxy is meant for changing the general IP address shared between all Instagram accounts authorized within Combin. Account proxy is for setting individual proxies for some or all of the accounts. The latter is what’s needed for safe multiple Instagram accounts activity automation.

    Enable the switch next to one of the Instagram accounts from the list

  5. Select the host type and fill in the blanks about host, port and proxy login.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Repeat for all of your Instagram accounts.