Proxy Mode

WebscrapingAPI offers a proxy front-end to the API, to make the integration with third-party tools much easier. The proxy will take your request and forward it to the API, which will then handle it just like any other standard request.

The request cost, available parameters and the response format remain the same.

The username for the proxy is webscrapingapi followed by the API parameters that you want to use, dot separated. The password for the proxy is your API key.

Important

  1. To use proxy mode, you have to disable SSL certificates verification.
  2. If you use proxy mode with a browser automation library (e.g. Selenium, Puppeteer etc.), it is highly recommended to disable JavaScript rendering (render_js=0) or to limit the amount of resources requested by your browser.

Proxy Mode URL Example

Proxy URL external-link
http://webscrapingapi.proxy_type=datacenter.device=desktop:{YOUR_API_KEY}@proxy.webscrapingapi.com:8000