Knowledgebase: API
How does the API rate limit work?
Posted by on 07 February 2013 07:53 PM

The request limit period is a 5 minute sliding window. 

There is a rate limit in place on the REST API to prevent unwanted flooding of the system. This limit is 150 requests and the request limit period is a 5 minute sliding window. This is much like a token bucket system - so every second, any requests made 5 minutes and 1 second earlier are taken off of the quota and added back to the requests remaining. For example, 100 requests could be made in one minute, followed by a 5 minute wait, following by 150 requests. This limit is tracked per API key and all requests count toward this limit. 

With our Corporate Membership level it is possible to purchase additional requests, this can be done through the "Account - Purchase Services" menu of the web control panel.

How do I get started with the REST API?

Do you have documentation for the API?


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