ConnectTimeout error is seen when using Python requests module for web scraping with explicit
import requests connect_timeout = 0.1 read_timeout = 10 response = requests.get("http://scrapfly.io/", timeout=(connect_timeout, read_timeout)) # will raise # ConnectTimeout: HTTPConnectionPool(host='scrapfly.io', port=80):
ConnectTimeout exception means that the server has refused to connect with our client in the given amount of time. This could be because of technical difficulties or explicit bot blocking. Try increasing the connect timeout.
If you're encountering a lot of
ConnectTimeout exceptions your scraper is being blocked by the website. For more on that see our guide how to scrape without getting blocked
See related errors: ReadTimeout