DeCaptcher API Support

Now you can use any software that supports DeCaptcher! Please read the FAQ below to proceed:

You have to login and then opt-in to be able to use the DeCaptcher API.

DeCaptcher API FAQ:

Why do I need to opt-in here to use your DeCaptcher API server?

The way we store your password is different from the way DeCaptcher does it, making it impossible for us to verify your identity when you use DeCaptcher API. The opt-in procedure resolves the issue.

How do I use the DeCaptcher API server?

Follow these steps:

  1. Login and opt-in here to enable the service.
  2. In your software settings, use:
    • host or server:
    • port: 8223
  3. Insert your Death By Captcha username and password and start working.
My software doesn’t allow me to change host settings. What should I do?
WARNING: This might not work with all software.

Explanation for Technically Advanced Users:

  1. Get the latest IP for (can be obtained by ping).
  2. Edit your hosts file: run Notepad as an Administrator, click File -> Open, open C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and add the following line:
    • []
  3. Ping for or must be identical to ping to

Explanation for Non-Technical Users:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter in "IP Address or Host Name", click on "Lookup". Copy and save the IP shown after "General information and location of".
  3. Download & install HostMan (check Hostman here if the link isn`t working).
  4. Run HostMan.
  5. Click on Tools -> HostMan Editor.
  6. Click on Edit -> Add Entry.
  7. In the textbox field beneath "Host names" insert the following host names, one per line:
  8. In the text field next to "IP" insert the IP that was copied in step 1.
  9. Click the "Add" button, then the "Save" button.
If you`re using Mac OS and don`t know how to edit your hosts file, you may check how to change your host files here and then follow the steps above.

If you`re using Linux and don`t know how to edit your hosts file, you may check how to edit your host files in Linux here and then follow the steps above.
My software asks for POST URL (or upload URL), what should I use for it?


I`m receiving numbers when I post to the API, what do they mean?

These are result codes returned when an error occurs. These can be:

  • -1 when login fails or a problem occurs while uplaoding the captcha.
  • -2 when our system was unable to provide an answer for this CAPTCHA, probably due to the image being unreadable.
  • -5 when our system is overloaded. Try again later.
  • -6 when your account doesn`t have enough balance to solve the CAPTCHA you are trying to upload.
  • -7 when DBC could not find an answer for the uploaded CAPTCHA before the timeout was reached.
  • -8 when a request is made with malformed or missing parameters.
  • -10 when proxy is provided but malformed.*
  • -11 when proxy type is not supported.*
  • -12 when google key is not valid.*
  • -13 when pageurl is not provided or malformed.*
  • -200 is a general error code. Review the request and parameters you are using. Contact Us if you keep on receiving this error code.

* These error codes are only returned on token captchas.

How to set CAPTCHA polling timeout?

After you upload a CAPTCHA, the API won`t return a response until your captcha is solved or the timeout has expired. Default timeout is 60 seconds, however, it can be adjusted by setting the pict_to form field to the desired timeout in seconds. Keep in mind that the maximum allowed timeout is 120 seconds for token CAPTCHAs and 60 seconds for all other CAPTCHA types. In consequence, the server will automatically set the maximum allowed timeout on requests that specify a higher timeout.

In case you are using this API through a browser, remember to verify that the connection timeout of your browser is at least equal to the timeout you are setting. Keep in mind that some browsers do not allow this value to be changed.

Which CAPTCHA types are supported?

HTTP API supports text, image group, coordinates and token CAPTCHAs. To get the form needed to upload each type go to where FUNCTION is:

  • picture2 for text (set pict_type to 0) and coordinates (set pict_type to 2) CAPTCHAs,
  • imagegroup for image group CAPTCHAs and
  • token for token CAPTCHAs.

Socket API only supports text CAPTCHAs. For a socket API that supports more CAPTCHA types take a look at the Death By Captcha API.

What other APIs are supported?

We offer support for our own Death By Captcha API (recommended), 2captcha API and Antigate (Anti-Captcha) API.

Status: OK

Servers are fully operational with faster than average response time.
  • Average solving time
  • 2 seconds - Normal CAPTCHAs (1 min. ago)
  • 29 seconds - reCAPTCHA V2, V3, etc (1 min. ago)
  • 24 seconds - hCAPTCHA & others (1 min. ago)
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  1. Apr 26: RESOLVED - The website (the API remained/remains fully functional) was sporadically inaccessible due to network issues on April 25th & 26th. This situation was fully resolved and everything is back to 100%.
  2. Feb 26: NEW TYPE ADDED - Now supporting Friendly CAPTCHA!! See the details at
  3. Nov 22: Now supporting Amazon WAF!! See the details at

  4. Previous updates…


Our system is designed to be completely user-friendly and easy-to-use. Should you have any trouble with it, simply email us at DBC technical support emailcom, and a support agent will get back to you as soon as possible.

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