API Gateway

API Gateway is a high performance, reliable and secure hosting service.


Tencent Cloud API Gateway is an API hosting service that enables full lifecycle management of APIs, including creation, maintenance, release, operation, and deactivation. It can be used to encapsulate your business so you can securely release your data, business logic, and functionality for system integration and partner connections.


Easy to Use

API Gateway can be configured in the console or through Tencent Cloud APIs, so you do not need to build additional devices for deployment. It can be quickly constructed as needed using the documentation provided by Tencent Cloud.

Easy to Maintain

Tencent Cloud's API Gateway features visual monitoring and a rich set of OPS capabilities such as resource management, tenant isolation, and access control, freeing you from heavy OPS workload.

High Reliability

API Gateway can be deployed in clusters, so failover can be quickly performed for faulty gateway nodes to guarantee high service reliability.

Low Cost

API Gateway is priced competitively and billed based on the number of API calls made and the traffic generated.


API Lifecycle Management

API Gateway enables full lifecycle management of APIs ranging from creation, maintenance, release, operation, and deactivation. It provides a wide variety of testing, staging, and production environments for deploying your APIs. It makes it easy for you to manage APIs, including versioning and rollback, helping you reduce API-related workload and labor costs.


Microservice Integration

API Gateway can encapsulate microservices REST APIs. In this way, such APIs can be called through API Gateway and enjoy the benefits of unified authentication and monitoring enabled by API Gateway. Moreover, API Gateway can control externally exposed APIs to mitigate security risks.

Unification of Multiple External Terminals·

API Gateway enables you to serve various terminals with one single set of backend services.

Through protocol adaptation and conversion, it can satisfy the requirements of different terminals for different protocols.

In addition, it eliminates your need to adjust or configure backend services by authorizing different terminals separately.

Business Integration

API Gateway can unify the sub-module APIs of your business. Its aggregated services help developers focus on business iterations instead of underlying resources and capabilities, improving overall productivity.

Capability Provision and Sales

API Gateway enables you to release your computing, data, and function capabilities in the form of APIs, letting you can sell your APIs on the API Market to developers, partners, and third parties for profit.


Tencent Cloud API Gateway fees consist of two components, the number of calls and the traffic usage. Both are pay-as-you-go on an hourly billing cycle. A bill is generated hourly for the previous hour's usage. Bills can be viewed on the console. See the Billing Overview for details.

Note: All Tencent Cloud API Gateway users receive a free tier. Please see the Free Tier documentation for details.