Storm Proxies vs. Oxylabs: which residential proxy service provider is better? Picking between two providers that have been in the market for a decent amount of time is never easy. So, to help you decide which proxy provider to use, we analyzed both services in detail. Below you can find all the differences between Storm Proxies and Oxylabs.
Storm Proxies vs. Oxylabs: a Side-by-Side Feature Comparison
Storm Proxies 7.7 vs. Oxylabs 9.3
|Pool size||40,000 residential IPs||30M residential IPs|
|Locations||US & EU||195+|
|Authorization method||Whitelisted IPs||Credentials and whitelisted IPs|
|Number of users||✖||Unlimited|
As you can see in the table above, one of the biggest differences between Storm Proxies and Oxylabs is the size of the IP pool. Oxylabs has a significantly larger residential proxy network which consists of more than 30 million IPs. Whereas Storm Proxies has only 40,000 residential proxies.
Moreover, Oxylabs offers IPs in almost every country in the world, whereas Storm Proxies provides only U.S. and EU proxies.
Both Storm Proxies and Oxylabs have whitelisted IPs as an authorization method but you have to keep in mind that Storm Proxies allow you to whitelist only one IP address. With Oxylabs you can also use credentials which we find pretty handy.
When it comes to filters, Oxylabs can offer location and ASN/ provider/ carrier filters, whereas Storm Proxies provides only a location filter. But as their IP pool is limited, you can choose only EU and US locations.
When using Oxylabs, you can create as many sub-users as you want. Also, both HTTP and HTTPS protocols are supported. Storm Proxies look not as good with only HTTP protocol and no sub-users.
The overall rating falls to 9.3 for Oxylabs and 7.7 to Storm Proxies. However, bear in mind that this comparison gives you only a broad overview of the two proxy providers, so if you want to learn more, read our Storm Proxies review and Oxylabs review.
Storm Proxies vs. Oxylabs: Performance Comparison
As you can see, the success rate of Oxylabs is much higher than of Storm Proxies. Storm Proxies also has a lot more blocked IPs and timeouts. Both providers have quite a similar rate of connection errors.
Comparing Storm Proxies and Oxylabs to Other Proxy Providers
As the table below shows us, Oxylabs beats not only Storm Proxies but also the industry’s average in all categories. When using Oxylabs, you can expect a high success rate and low level of connection errors, timeouts, and blocked requests.
|Storm Proxies||Oxylabs||Other Proxy Providers|
Requests to the Most Popular Targets
Now, let’s take a closer look at the success rates.
|Target||Storm Proxies||Oxylabs||Other Proxy Providers|
As you can see, Oxylabs is doing much better than Storm Proxies, especially with Google and Yandex. Oxylabs Google success rate is 70.24% whereas Storm Proxies has only 8.13% success rate. With Yandex, Storm Proxies looks even worse. They have only 6.84% success rate, compared to the industry’s average of 52.27% and Oxylabs’ 88.39%.
With all other targets, Storm Proxies performed above the industry’s average, but they still don’t reach Oxylabs’ level.
Performance by Concurrent Connections
In order to see how proxies will perform on a huge load, we put them to the test where we gradually increased the number of concurrent connections. As you can see from the results in the graph below, Oxylabs does a much better job than Storm Proxies.
No matter how much we increased the concurrent connections, the success rate of the Oxylabs residential proxies stayed above 84%. Whereas Storm Proxies started to drop right from the beginning.
In some cases, proxy’s speed can be critical. Luckily, both Storm Proxies and Oxylabs have fast proxies which perform much better than any other proxy provider.
|Storm Proxies||Oxylabs||Other Proxy Providers|
|Avg. response time||4.21 s||4.58 s||7.78 s|
As you can see, the average response time of both providers is better than the industry’s average. Storm Proxies has a bit faster response time winning over by 0.37 s.
When it comes to pricing, Storm Proxies offer four pricing plans and also do not charge per GB, but rather per port. The price depends on how many ports you want to have.
Oxylabs offers five different pricing plans. The price depends on how much traffic you’re using, as you’ll be paying per GB.
Why Oxylabs is Better Storm Proxies?
Easy answer – Oxylabs proxies performed much better than Storm Proxies in all of our tests. Oxylabs has much more reliable and better-performing proxies. Moreover, they have a extremely bigger proxy pool, more proxy filtering options, and allow you to create as many users as you want. So, it’s safe to say that Oxylabs is a better residential proxy provider. If you want to read a detailed Oxylabs residential proxies review, click here.