At Shodan, the amount of access you get to data and other features of the infrastructure depend on how many credits your account has available. There are 2 types of credits available at Shodan:
Note: Export credits are deprecated and can nolonger be purchased.
Query credits renew at the start of the month and provide the following amount of data:
1 query credit lets you download 100 results
Here are a few search queries and how many query credits they consume:
The Shodan API lets you request network scans and the number of IPs that you're able to scan is determined by the number of scan credits available on your API plan. They renew at the start of the month and are consumed at the rate of:
1 scan credit lets you scan 1 IP
To learn more about scanning via Shodan check our On-Demand Scanning introduction.