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IPFS rate limits

Projects are rate-limited after exceeding request counts over a short time window. These rate limits ensure the reliability of our services.


Current rate limits may change without notice.

Authenticated requests associated with a particular project have more flexible rate limits and can make more requests per second.

Authenticated API requests

Write API calls have a 150 requests per second limit for the following endpoints:

  • /api/v0/add
  • /api/v0/block/put
  • /api/v0/dag/put
  • /api/v0/pin/add

You can retrieve IPFS data using the API with a limit of 1500 requests per second for the remaining read-only methods such as:

  • /api/v0/cat
  • /api/v0/get
  • /api/v0/dag

Read-only requests from a dedicated gateway have a limit of 100 requests per second.

If you would like a custom rate limit for requests per second, contact us.