RapidAPI Guide

Sign up for a free RapidAPI account

You begin by signing up for a free RapidAPI account, assuming you don't already have one. An account is required to test APIs, integrate them into your application, and track analytics. You can use the following link to easily create a RapidAPI account.

API listing overview

For the sake of this tutorial, we will be using our Email Validator API.
When you open one of our APIs, you are brought to the Endpoints tab of the API listing page.
The Endpoints tab includes most of the information needed to get started with the API. It includes navigation, a list of endpoints, documentation of the currently selected endpoint, and code snippets to help you get started with your coding. The code snippets are available in many different programming languages.
API listing overview

Subscribing to an API

Before integrating our APIs you will need to choose your subscription plan.
Subscribing to an API
All our APIs have a BASIC free plan, which means you can use that plan to test the API for free as long as you stay within the quota limits.
Prices are based on a recurring monthly subscription based on the plan selected — plus overage fees applied if you exceed a plan’s quota limits.
To better understand how we structure our pricing refer to the Pricing section of the documentation.

Testing an API from the browser

Now that you have subscribed to an API plan, you will want to head back to the Endpoints tab. From here you can test the API endpoint directly in the browser by changing the input for the endpoint. When you make a request to the API by using the Test Endpoint button, you will see the response directly in the browser.
Testing an API from the browser

Integrating the API into an ecosystem

After you tested our API and you want to integrate it into your ecosystem, switch to the Code Snippets tab. Select the programming language that your application is using and copy the code snippet right into your application code.
Integrate the API into an ecosystem