Quotas and limits

To prevent abuse of our platform, we enforce various account limits. We'd like to be as permissive as possible while preventing an unreasonable burden on our infrastructure.

DescriptionLimit
API quota Free plan100 requests per day
API quota Growth plan2,500 requests per day
API quota Pro plan5,000 requests per day
API quota Standard plan10,000 requests per day
API quota Business plan25,000 requests per day
Auth tokens per account5, increase via support
Sites per account100, increase via support
Third-party integrations25, increase via support

If your use case requires an increase on one of your quotas, please contact us. We will evaluate your use case, and notify you if we're able to grant you the increase. As a rule of thumb, plan adjustments require a subscription to a paid plan.

Rate limiting

To help you monitor your daily API quota, every request includes HTTP headers with information about your current rate limits. For example:

$ curl "https://api.panelbear.com/v1/sites"

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2021 14:10:05 GMT
< X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
< X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4715
< X-RateLimit-Reset: 1620334506

Here's what these headers mean:

DescriptionLimit
X-RateLimit-LimitThe maximum number of requests you're allowed to make per time window.
X-RateLimit-RemainingThe remaining number of requests you're allowed to make within the current time window.
X-RateLimit-ResetThe unix timestamp at which the current time window resets for rate limiting purposes.

Once you run out of requests for the current time window, your requests will be rejected with the following response.

$ curl "https://api.panelbear.com/v1/sites"

< HTTP/1.1 429 Too Many Requests
< Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2021 14:10:05 GMT
< X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
< X-RateLimit-Remaining: 0
< X-RateLimit-Reset: 1620334506

{
  "message": "API rate limit exceeded. Please wait a while before trying again."
}