# Proxy API Mode (Beta)
If your application is not designed to work with an API to crawl and scrape websites like the Crawling API, we have designed an intelligent rotating proxy API that forwards your requests to the Crawling API. You simply use it as a normal proxy in your application.
All Proxy calls should go to
http://proxyapi.proxycrawl.com and port
8000 using your access token as a proxy username.
Therefore making your first call is as easy as running the following line in the terminal. Go ahead and try it!
curl -x "http://[email protected]:8000" -k "http://httpbin.org/ip"
# How it works?
ProxyCrawlAPI-Parameters and send the options you require to use. Check the examples section below for real examples.
# Important Note
It is important to disable SSL verification when using the Crawling API in proxy mode, otherwise we will not be able to redirect your requests to the Crawling API. Therefore you should skip verifying certificates.
# Proxy API Mode Rate Limit
By default the Crawling API in proxy mode is rate limited to 20 requests per second (1.728M req/day). If your proxy management solution is working with concurrent requests/threads instead of requests per second, its important to note that 20 requests per second converts to much more concurrent requests in general. As an example, If you are crawling Amazon with ProxyCrawl, the average request takes about 4 seconds, therefore 20 requests per second converts to 80 concurrent threads. If the website you are crawling responds quick then you need less concurent requests. If you hit the limit of concurrent requests, please contact support (opens new window) with your usecase to increase your concurrency.
# Proxy API Mode request example