Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about WINTR API, proxies, web scraping, and data parsing.

What is WINTR?

WINTR is a web scraping and parsing service it's a set of tools concentrated in an application programming interface (API) allowing companies and developers to crawl any webpage, retrieve its HTML content and parse it to get a custom structured dataset, the request status, headers, and cookies.

Why do I need to scrape data?

There are many use cases to the WINTR web scraping and parsing service, in order to remain competitive, almost every company takes part in data gathering in some form. It's mainly used for sales, marketing, finance, operations, strategy, growth, and research purposes. For example, an internet-based company will need to get data about its market to improve its search engine optimization.

What is data parsing?

Data parsing is the art of breaking a data block into smaller chunks according to some predefined rules. When retrieving data from a webpage, you will get the whole HTML content of this one, with data parsing, you can for example split it to get only the page title and description.

What is the custom extraction offer?

At WINTR, We are also providing custom data extraction using Our own API for companies and Non-Programmers. We can provide custom data with custom labels in a custom format. We can do it periodically or through a custom scraping solution. Please check Our custom extraction section and tell Us more about your project to get a quote.

What is a Javascript rendered webpage?

Some websites such as single-page applications (SPA) are rendering their content using Javascript and often, an asynchronous Javascript and XML technology (AJAX), those web pages can be complicated to get data from because they require human user behaviors, hopefully, WINTR web scraper is using headless browsers in order to succeed in that task.

How to crawl a webpage?

In order to crawl a webpage, you will need to create an account on WINTR website to get an API key, Our free plan allow up to 5000 web pages scraping. You can try Our service without writing a single line of code using Our online API tester.

How to crawl a Javascript rendered webpage?

When it comes to Javascript rendered web pages, you just have to set the "jsrender" parameter to TRUE to scrape through a headless browser instance, there is other options that you can set to select which element of the page you want to load and render to speed the request up, you can also wait for an amount of time or for an HTML element to appear before getting a response from the API. For more information, please take a look at Our API documentation.

How to parse gathered data?

We offer you a way to completely customize the data you gonna get from scraping by setting the "outputschema" parameter as a JSON object containing keys and values (CSS selectors) you need to retrieve, in addition, there is a possibility to filter that data using Javascript functions, for more information, please take a look at Our API documentation.

How can I parse the HTML to JSON?

You can customize fetched data by using the "outputschema" parameter or get in touch with Us for a custom scraping solution by checking this custom extraction section.

What are the WINTR API features?

WINTR API comes with many features that will allow you to fetch any data you might need:

  • Regular web scraping
  • Javascript rendered webpage scraping with loading, rendering, and delaying options
  • Captcha bypass system with residential proxies & sessions
  • HTML data parsing
  • geo-location customization
  • referer customization
  • useragent customization
  • headers customization
  • method customization
  • body customization
  • HTTP authentication
  • saved requests
  • custom data extraction
  • custom scraping solution

What are the web scraper limitations?

Our service has been made to bypass most of the common restrictions such as IP geo-restriction, cloaking, captchas. However, It remains a pure text data extractor and the service itself is limited:

  • you cannot download binary files using Our API
  • the crawled file size must not exceed 10 megabytes
  • request timeout is set to 60 seconds and concurrent requests might be limited depending on your subscribed plan
  • We only provide custom geo-location request for those countries > United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland
  • some websites might not be scraped if they complain about a WINTR usage abuse

What is the accepted usage of WINTR web scraper?

We do not accept any reselling of the WINTR web scraping and parsing service (partially or entirely) nor any use of Our service that aims to end in misleading purposes or fraudulent activity.

What is the pricing of WINTR web scraper?

WINTR API is the cheapest web scraping and parsing service ever created, We are offering "Pay as you go" and subscription plans listed on this pricing page.

What is the WINTR dashboard purpose?

Once your account created, you can sign in to the website and browse your dashboard, it allows you to test the API, create predefined requests (saved requests) that you will be able to execute and override in your program, manage your account information and security, get and edit your API key, modify your profile (if you need company invoices for example), download your invoices, check your API usage, manage your subscription, and much more.

Can I change my API key?

Yes, once signed in, you can directly renew your WINTR API key in your dashboard.

What should I do if I don't receive my registration confirmation Email?

If you don't receive an email from Us after registering an account, please check your Email spam folder and, if you still don't find anything, please use the "Resend confirmation" button or contact Us.

What do I do if I forget my password?

You can reset your password from the header button of this website by clicking "Sign in" and then "Reset password".

What if I have additional questions?

For any other questions or request, feel free to contact Us anytime.

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