Websockets are a communication protocol that enables real-time, two-way interaction between a client and a server over a single, long-lived connection. It’s designed to overcome a crucial limitation of HTTP—that the client must initiate every request, preventing instantaneous access to new data from the server.
Websockets are the backbone of communication with headless browsers, providing a direct link between your automation’s directions and the results. For example, you’re code can watch for the appearance of a pop-up modal, immediately be notified, and take some action on it. You also might integrate a Generative AI agent into a collaborative document setting, with instructions to offer comments on new text as it’s added to the page.
How can BrowserCat help with websocket browser connections?
BrowserCat supports long-running websocket connections to our fleet of headless browsers for fractions of a penny. Whether you have crawler jobs that run all day or have to respond seamlessly to traffic spikes, we’re an excellent choice for your next project.
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