Top frequently asked questions
Do I need to know how to code to use the Crawling API?
How many times are requests re-tried?
By default a request is retried 110 times for a period of 48 hours from the first time it starts to be processed.
Can the proxy be used with https?
Yes, the proxy can be used for https websites, but the connection to the proxy must be done with http. So when connecting to the proxy use http://proxy.proxycrawl.com and not https://proxy.proxycrawl.com All https traffic that you send to any website using the proxy, will continue to be securely transfered and we won't be able to access it in any way.
What is the difference between Crawling API and Scraper API?
The Crawling API is a generic API that can be used to crawl any website and get the raw source page. It also gives the option to use our classified scrapers. The Scraper API is an API that focuses on auto scraping and parsing HTML pages into structured data. One of their differences as well, the Crawling API is tiered pricing and payments are made at the end of every month based on the request consumption while the Scraper API is subscription-based.
Do you sell a list of proxies?
We want to offer more than just a list or lists of proxies, therefore our API and Crawler products are built on top of thousands of residential and data center worldwide proxies combined with artificial intelligence plus our engineering team which helps delivering the best data results possible. If you are looking just for proxies and you don't want to get any of the other benefits, we recommend that you use the Proxy Backconnect
Can I change my account email address?
No, you cannot change the account email address. If you need to do so, please create a new account with the new email and re-add your billing details to the new account. Don't forget to update your account tokens.
Are the leads you provide updated?
All the leads you get from the Leads API are up to date. We don't work with outdated sources.
How much will I be charged when I upgrade?
We prorate the charges, so only the the amount according to the remaining days of the month period will be charged.
How can I request a specific Scraper API scraper?
If the Scraper API is not giving you the data you need, please let us know more details on the pages you are crawling and we will build a classifier for it.
- Do I need to know how to code to use the Crawling API?
- How many times are requests re-tried?
- Can the proxy be used with https?
- What is the difference between Crawling API and Scraper...
- Do you sell a list of proxies?
- Can I change my account email address?
- Are the leads you provide updated?
- How much will I be charged when I upgrade?
- How can I request a specific Scraper API scraper?