How to fix ReadTimeout error in Python requests?
ReadTimeout occurs when the website you are trying to connect to doesn't send back data in time. You can simulate this error for a website by using a custom read timeout in your
import requests # Timeout is in seconds connect_timeout = 5 read_timeout = 0.1 response = requests.get("https://scrapingbee.com/", timeout=(connect_timeout, read_timeout))
If you are sure your IP is not being blocked by the website and the website just needs more time before returning data, then you can fix this error by increasing the read timeout:
import requests connect_timeout = 6 read_timeout = 10 response = requests.get("https://scrapingbee.com/", timeout=(connect_timeout, read_timeout))