The Upload API is not rate-limited.
The Admin API is rate-limited. Because Admin API methods can operate on many assets simultaneously or require searching your account's database or search index, the rate of calls is limited for performance and stability reasons.
Cloudinary’s Admin APIs (listing & deleting resources) are limited in default to 500 requests per hour for our Free plan. For our paid plans, the Admin API hourly rate-limit is automatically increased to 2000 calls per hour. The rate-limit can be raised higher for those on an Enterprise plan.
Could you please elaborate on how API requests are counted?
Andrew, each separate request to the API is counted as 1 request. For example, if you wanted to get your resources in your cloud by utilizing the 'Resources' method. This would count as 1 request.
Is the video handled in the same way as image with the same APIs rules?
Videos and images will count the same as far as API rules and costs. Videos will count for higher transformation costs.
Regarding the costs you listed below, are they the costs of per API request?
No, just transformations. This can be accomplished via the API but does not count toward the rate limit referenced in the article above.
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