BrightCloud Web Service API

BrightCloud's Web Service (BCWS) makes the world's best web filtering database available to developers. Using the BCWS, developers can understand websites in unique and interesting ways without having to develop the large, scalable, and expensive databases or processes required to accurately classify millions of websites.

The web service allows developers to make simple calls to our web service API and determine which of the almost 100 categories to which a URL belongs as well as its reputation index. The BrightCloud Database is the most comprehensive and accurate in the industry, and now it's easily accessible and downloadable in a way that's cheaper and easier than ever before.

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Pay for what you use. The initial sign-up fee for BrightCloud Web Service is $99.95. Once you sign up you will receive an immediate 50,000 calls. If you need more API calls, you can purchase them at the rates below. We maintain an account balance for you so you know how many requests you have left.

You can set your account to automatically refill your account balance when it gets low, or else well just send you an email so you can maintain full control of it yourself.

  • $99.95 initial sign-up fee includes 50,000 calls

The rates below apply for additional calls:

  • $19.95 per 50,000 API requests (that's less than $0.04 per 100 calls!)
  • $299.95 per 1,000,000 API requests (that's less than $0.03 per 100 calls!)
  • $1,999.95 per 10,000,000 API requests (that's less than $0.02 per 100 calls!)