API Errors

WebscrapingAPI uses the following HTTP error codes:

Error Code Meaning
400 Bad Request – Your request is invalid or has invalid parameters. This error code along the error message is also sent when the url could not be properly scraped.


Unauthorized – Your API key is wrong or invalid or your credit quota is exceeded.


Forbidden – You do not have sufficient rights to a resource such as JavaScript rendering or country specific geolocation. Please upgrade your subscription plan accordingly.


Not Acceptable – You requested a format that is not supported.


Unprocessable Entity - Your request was correct but the API failed to fulfill it. You can receive this code in one of the following situations:
* the target website returned a CAPTCHA challenge under status 200 OK
* the target website returned a CAPTCHA challenge after a request with render_js disabled
* the response HTML does not contain a tag
* the target website is an Instagram profile and the response is the Instagram login page
* you used the wait_for_css parameter and the selector does not exist/appear on the website


Too Many Requests – You’re making too many requests in short succession or too many parallel requests. This error code is also thrown by Google when the API is detected.


Internal Server Error – We had a problem with our server. Try again later.


Service Unavailable – We’re temporarily offline for maintenance. Please try again later.