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Web Scraping REST API - Scrapestack


As a programmer, if you are working on a product that requires data from different websites, then you need a web scraping tool to automate the process. For example, you are building a website that compares the pricing of hotels on different websites. So, instead of manually updating prices, you need a web scraping tool to do it automatically for you as per your need.

scrapestack.com is an API service allowing customers to scrape websites without having to worry about technical issues like proxies, IP blocks, geo-targeting, CAPTCHA solving, and more. Simply send a valid website URL, and the scrapestack API will return its full HTML content (as seen in the browser, including JavaScript rendering) as a response.

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Web Scrapping REST API - Scrapestack

Using scrapestack API, you can fetch HTML of web pages, including JavaScript rendering, data, and rankings from different platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc. You get the HTML content and parse it based on your needs.

Scrapestack REST API is a fast, real-time, and scalable API. It scrapes web pages in milliseconds and also capable of handling millions of proxy IPs, browsers & CAPTCHAs.

More than 2,000 companies around the world already using Scrapestack API since its launch in 2014. Scrapestack is built and maintained by apilayer, the company behind some of the most popular developer tools, SaaS products, and APIs.

Features

  • Supports full web page scraping, including JavaScript.
  • Supports HTTP GET, POST, and PUT requests.
  • Handles security challenges automatically such as CAPTCHA or blocking IP addresses
  • Supports real devices, smart retries, and IP rotation.
  • Fast and scalable. Scrapes web pages in milliseconds
  • Supports 100+ global locations to send your web scrapping API requests.
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Simple to use.
  • Provides online documentation.
  • Free to get started.

Getting Started

To get started with Scrapestack, you first need to sign up for free. On successful signup, you will get your API Access Key. This API access key must be passed with each request, as shown below.

https://api.scrapestack.com/scrape?access_key=YOUR_ACCESS_KEY

The following example demonstrates sending HTTP GET request in jQuery to scrape a home page of scrapestack.com and get the HTML response.

Example: Scrape Web Page using jQuery
$.get('https://api.scrapestack.com/scrape',
  {
    access_key: 'YOUR_ACCESS_KEY',
    url: 'http://scrapestack.com'
  },
  function(websiteContent) {
    console.log(websiteContent);
  }
);

Once you get the HTML response, you can parse HTML response as per your need and achieve the desired result.

Visit https://scrapestack.com/documentation for more information.