How to turn droplet into https proxy

Posted February 13, 2020 7.6k views
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I have a python program that gathers some data from crypto exchanges but the problem is exchanges don’t allow too many requests from the same IP.
Can i use my droplets as https proxies and how?

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Hey there,

What I thought of, when seeing “https proxies”, is a tool named ‘proxychains’. However, I browsed a little and noticed a lot of people are complaining proxychains is not working with Python scripts. I saw a solution on the web, you might be interested in:

import requests

proxies = {
  'http': '',
  'https': '',

requests.get('', proxies=proxies)


Maybe you can try this solution and let me know if it worked? I recommend checking this tutorial of rotating proxies as well:


  • Thanks for responding. The problem is not using proxies inside of my python code but turning the droplet into a proxy server so i could even use it to begin with.

    But I bought some proxies so its all fine now.