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Version: v2

API Basics

All you need to know for start using ScrapingAnt API.

Start using API

The only 2 things needed to start working with ScrapingAnt API: URL you'd like to scrape, and the API key. The second one can be found at the user's dashboard.

API info

ScrapingAnt Web Scraping API is available at the following endpoint:

It supports all the following methods: GET, POST, PUT and DELETE , so every API consumer could perform requests using the described methods.

The endpoint requires 2 parameters: x-api-key with API key and url with the URL to scrape.

Both of them should be provided as a query parameters.

Below you can find scraping requests example using CURL.

curl --request GET \
--url '<YOUR-API-KEY>'

This request would return the content of website:

<!DOCTYPE html><html><head>
<title>Example Domain</title>

<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<style type="text/css">
body {
background-color: #f0f0f2;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", "Open Sans", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

div {
width: 600px;
margin: 5em auto;
padding: 2em;
background-color: #fdfdff;
border-radius: 0.5em;
box-shadow: 2px 3px 7px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.02);
a:link, a:visited {
color: #38488f;
text-decoration: none;
@media (max-width: 700px) {
div {
margin: 0 auto;
width: auto;

<h1>Example Domain</h1>
<p>This domain is for use in illustrative examples in documents. You may use this
domain in literature without prior coordination or asking for permission.</p>
<p><a href="">More information...</a></p>


To know more about optional parameters, and the response format, please, follow the Request and Response Format page.

Execution time

Maximum page load time is restricted to 60 seconds (1 minute), so each URL that failed will be tried as many times as possible for 60 seconds.

Generate API request via request generator

The simplest way to generate required code snippet for starting consuming API is to use ScrapingAnt's request generator. You can find it at the user dashboard and just fill the form with required parameters to get code samples for CURL, Python and NodeJS. Also, the direct execution function is available, so you will be able to execute request right from the user's admin panel.