What is Rate Limiting?
Rate limiting allows you to limit the number of HTTP requests a user can make in a given period of time. A request can be as simple as a
GET request for the homepage of a website or a
POST request on a log‑in form.
How rate-limiting affects your Proxy service?
Websites that will receive bursts of requests will block the source IP. That is bad for you because you will no longer be able to send requests to your destination and also to us because our IPs will get into their blacklists.
Therefore, we introduced rate-limiting in a form of concurrent connections limit per Proxy product in order to avoid abusive behavior.
Our plans have the following rate limits:
- Mini plan — 10 concurrent connections limit.
- Midi plan — 20 concurrent connections limit.
- Maxi plan — 50 concurrent connections limit.
- Mega plan — 100 concurrent connections limit.
Experiencing connection drops
If you start getting connection drops, please note that you might be breaching this limit and therefore our system is currently throttling you.
If you use some kind of automated system for accessing our proxy service, please try to use the same number (or slightly less) of threads on it, this way you will ensure that every connection is handled properly.
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