- Fixed reset IP from proxy card animations and re-initializing
- Fixed issue where IPv4 option was performing opposite action
You can now see how much data your proxy has used.
Currently, this combines incoming and outgoing traffic. We intend to add more robust analytics.
✨ Other Improvements
After getting feedback from customers, we've made some changes to Illusory dashboard.
Say bye to nasty old tables and hello to grid-view.
No more scrolling horizontally through a tiny table to interact with your proxies or get data. It's all visible and accessible from one view now.
Proxy Cards with near real-time updates
Now proxy data and controls are accessible via the "proxy card". You can reset your mobile IP from the card―quickly and easily, get helpful proxy data without searching, or get more data or available actions by clicking the "see more" button.
When resetting mobile IP from the proxy card, you'll now see a countdown progress bar―as well as a color change where the IP last changed data is shown to indicate that further resets are not available yet.
Proxy Modal (Standard Settings)
To access more information about your proxy or control it's settings, click the "see more" icon ⬈ and a modal window will pop up―displaying the following as "Standard Settings":
- Auto-Change Settings
- IPv4 Settings (Enable or disable. When disabled, you're proxy will only propagate an IPv6, which massively increases your IP pool).
- superPort Settings (Allows you to use global proxy credentials and forward requests via the proxy when enabled. This way, you don't need to update your proxy credentials in your software).
- Authentication Method (User:Pass or Whitelist; only one method is needed at any given time)
We've made it easier to understand our Authentication options by forcing you to select one. (User:Pass is selected by default and recommended).
Proxy Modal (Quick Actions Menu) ⚡
We've also added quick actions within the modal menu:
- Change Mobile IP
- Copy Change IP Link (Changes mobile IP with a simple link; no programming required)
- Reboot Device (Hard reboots the device, useful if experiencing proxy issues. Rate-limited to once every 60 seconds).
Proxy Modal (Advanced Settings)
Under "Advanced Settings", you'll be able to access
- Proxy User:Pass (Connect to this proxy using its direct auth details. Additionally, set custom auth details)
- Proxy Whitelist IP (Set the IP authorized to connect to your proxy)
- Proxy superPort Global User:Pass (Connect to this proxy using your global superPort credentials)
- Proxy Online Wehook Trigger (Get notified to your custom webhook when proxy IP changes or device reboots)
Custom User:Pass 🔒
Make things easier and simpler with your own custom proxy username and password.
Better Success and Error Messages
It's nice to know what the hell is going on. So we made that more apparent with better success and error messaging when you perform an action.
Along with these updates, we patched a bunch of bugs.
We're excited for you to test the upgraded experience. Please let us know if you have any issues whatsoever.
[Transferred: June 2021] Switched to Google Cloud & PostgreSQL Infrastructure, API v2, Dashboard v3.1, Instant Proxy Deployment & More
May and June of 2021 have been busy. We're excited to announce an even better Illusory has come from it.
Switched to Google Cloud & PostgreSQL Infrastructure
To address our unforeseen demand and technical incompetencies―we've switched our entire infrastructure once again; this time, finding our true home with Google Cloud, hosting Postgre.
This has allowed us to render site features at blazing speeds and create a much more robust API.
We've revamped the API once again to provide a much better and fluid experience. Interactions happen at lightning speed. No more unique webhook auths. You'll use a real endpoint with your authorized key and email to perform actions.
With the new update―Illusory Dash loads 10x faster and performs actions insanely quick. In addition, we took feedback from users and rearranged some things on the dashboard.
Not only do proxy controls appear in an easier-to-access place, but we've also adjusted button styling, fixed horizontal scrollbar sizing, changed last IP change to human-readable format, and added an online status webhook trigger option; so you can get notified every time your proxy resets.
Instant Proxy Deployment
Some already know that we launched instant proxy deployment. You can now purchase proxies and gain access instantly, without any setup on our end required 🔥
Switch ISPs Seamlessly; No Charge
Not many know this, but you can also switch ISPs instantly, at no charge. We intend to add this into the API as well.
Can you imagine what this could do for your operations?
AT&T > Run ops > Switch to Verizon > Run ops > Repeat and die happily.
We recognize users may really only need a short test to determine if Illusory proxies will suit your use case. There are now $5, 1-hour plans that are perfect for evaluating.
[Transferred: June 2021] New site & infrastructure, 5G proxies, superPort, T-Mobile, IPv6, API revamp + docs, updated pricing
Witness a new experience on illusory.io
With a refreshed look, comes a better infrastructure to support faster, better proxy management and processes.
Control and search all of your proxies from Illusory Dashboard. Additionally, change IPs, set auto-rotate settings, disable IPv4 (explained later), authorize users via IP whitelist, activate superPort (also explained later), and see current proxy connections and last IP change.
The first-ever commercial mobile proxies connecting you to 5G networks.
Illusory has invested heavily in the infrastructure, hardware, and locale R&D to support 5G and future developments of the technology. All devices operate on 5G-capable hardware, running the latest Snapdragon 888; all within 5G network 2 vicinities to capitalize on such connections.
What does 5G mean for Illusory users?
There are huge benefits to 5G in general. The primary plus for Illusory customers is improved latency, faster proxies, and early access to a better, more reliable proxy experience as the globe continues to develop and adopt the protocol.
superPort is a special feature of the Illusory platform. It allows you to forward HTTP & SOCKS5 requests through any proxy you specify, without having to change the proxy details in your application.
This allows you to set the superPort as your proxy within your application, but forward the requests through any of your proxies via Illusory Dashboard or API.
With the latest Sprint merger, T-Mobile proxies are more powerful than ever. We’ve now added T-Mobile to the Illusory family to join AT&T and Verizon.
IPv6 Only Feature
IPv6 + Illusory = 3+ nonillion IP addresses (a lot)
Illusory allows users to disable IPv4 entirely. This forces “supporting sites and apps” to identify you by your external IPv6 address only, rather than your IPv4. This is a huge benefit since there are 340 trillion trillion trillion (3+ nonillion) IPv6 addresses.
Here’s a great video 👇 explaining the main difference by Linus from 2014.
IPv4 vs IPv6
IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol.
The previous version, IPv4, uses a 32-bit addressing scheme to support 4.3 billion devices, which was thought to be enough. However, the growth of the internet, personal computers, smartphones and now Internet of Things devices proves that the world needed more addresses.
Fortunately, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recognized this 20 years ago. In 1998 it created IPv6, which instead uses 128-bit addressing to support approximately 340 trillion trillion trillion. Instead of the IPv4 address method of four sets of one- to three-digit numbers, IPv6 uses eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, separated by colons.
What are the benefits of IPv6?
In its work, the IETF included enhancements to IPv6 compared with IPv4. The IPv6 protocol can handle packets more efficiently, improve performance and increase security. It enables internet service providers to reduce the size of their routing tables by making them more hierarchical.
Global IPv6 Adoption Statistics
Follow the stats directly via Google IPv6.
New API with Documentation
The new Illusory API is in public beta and available to all customers. You’ll be able to perform everything you can from your dashboard, straight through API. Documentation is included now as well. See API docs here.
Improved proxy deployment and restocking processes and timeframes
We now have the capacity and capabilities to fulfill the needs of our customers at a faster and larger rate.
With the implementation of new features and increased product development and support, our pricing is changing.
All customers get:
- Access to a flexible proxy platform
- 5G-Capable proxies
- Multiple connection protocols
- Full API access
- Much more…
For a full list of features and ISP comparisons, visit https://illusory.io/#pricing