Direct Connection or Backbone Connection

Webshare offers 2 different connection methods: Direct and Backbone.

Direct Connection

  • Connect to the proxy address directly.
  • Use a randomly assigned port between 5,000 - 9,999.
  • Same username/password for all proxies.
  • Low latency connection.
  • Recommended if your proxy list does not change.

Backbone Connection

  • Connect to the same proxy address (e.g.
  • Use ports 80, 3128 or 1080.
  • Different username for each proxy.
  • 0-100 milliseconds slower than Direct Connection mode.
  • Recommended if your proxy list changes (e.g. refreshes, replacements).