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API Limits and Throttling

The Exchangerate API employs a number of restrictions to ensure that erronous or malicious code cannot affect all of the users of our services. If you are having trouble meeting these limits, get in touch and we will be happy to offer assistance.Please do not try and register multiple accounts to circumvent these restrictions - please contact us and we will be happy to provide extra API keys, or increase your account limits

API Key

To use the API, an API key must be issued which uniquely identifies each request to the API. Without this key, the API cannot be accessed. When you access our API we check: When you last accessed the API, and how many requests have been made that day.

Throttling

Normal users are restricted to 1 request per second. Your API request will throw up an error if this limit is reached. You can upgrade to a premium account to increase this limitation.

Maximum Requests Per Day

Normal users are restricted to 50 requests per day. Your API request will throw up an error if this limit is reached. You can upgrade to a premium account to increase this limitation.

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