The Everee API uses rate limiting to protect its stability and reliability for all our customers. When users send too many requests in a short period of time, they may receive an HTTP code 429 error.
- The rate limiter allows up to 20 operations per second (read or write) by default.
- This limit can change to help make sure our systems are protected from abuse.
- Some API endpoints may have special limits. If an endpoint has a special limit, the limit is included in the API endpoint's reference documentation.
In order to handle rate limiting in a smooth way, your application should watch for HTTP code 429 responses from the Everee API and retry the operation if one occurs.
The simplest approach is to retry after a short delay, but since rate limits are applied to a period of time (one second, for instance), retrying a large number of failed operations after a fixed period of time can lead to repeated failures and delays or instability in your application.
A better method is to back-off retries exponentially and include a small amount of randomness (slightly more or slightly less time) on each try. This approach helps to "spread out" failed requests over a short period, which maximizes the likelihood that they will succeed quickly.
There are well-used, mature libraries available in all major languages to help implement a backed-off retry approach when working with rate-limited APIs.
The Everee API communicates the current rate-limiting status to users using the following HTTP response headers:
|Remaining operations allowed in the current window.|
|The number of seconds remaining before more operations will become available to use.|
Updated 4 months ago