Web Scraping API Documentation

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1. Quickstart

The API endpoint is https://scraperbox.com/api/scrape
You can send a GET or POST request.

Note that you should replace YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token.

2. Authentication

Add the token field to the request to authenticate yourself.


Alternatively you can set your token in the Authorization header.

Authorization: YOUR_API_TOKEN

3. Javascript Rendering

Default value javascript_enabled=true

A lot of websites require Javascript to display their data correctly.

To enable Javascript rendering set the javascript_enabled field to true

An API call with Javascript enabled will cost 5 credits.

4. Proxies

Each API requests uses our proxy network by default. Geotargetting is not possible with our normal proxy network.

5. Residential Proxies

Default value residential_proxy=false

We also offer residential proxies. A residential proxy allows the API to connect to a real internet connection. With this you can counter almost all IP bot detection systems.

To enable residential proxies set the residential_proxy field to true

An API call with residential proxies enabled will cost 10 credits. If Javascript is enabled each API call with residential proxies will cost 25 credits.

You can also set the proxy_location parameter when using residential proxies.

Currently we support the following values for proxy_location

proxy_location will only work with residential_proxy=true

6. Additional Parameters

6.1 Custom Headers

All headers send to our API with a SB- prefix will be forwarded to the target website.

You will have to add the SB- prefix so that the API recognizes what headers to forward. The API will remove the prefix before forwarding the header.

For example, if you only speak klingon, you can set the SB-Accept-Langauge header to klingon like this.

7. Response Headers

With each request the following response headers are sent.

Header Description
X-Request-Cost The cost of the request.
X-Credits-Remaining Your remaining credits this period.
X-Final-Url The final URL of the scraped webpage. This is useful for detecting redirects.

8. Errors

If the API encounters a 4xx or 5xx status on the website it will fail along with a JSON error message.

These failed requests will not cost any credits

For example, if the API encounters a 403 response code it will return the following.

    "errors": {
        "response": `The website returned a 403 status code.
            You can try again with:
            1) javascript_enabled=true
            2) residential_proxy=true
            3) check out our troubleshooting guide: