API stands for Application Program Interface, it is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.Almost all Operating environments, like MS-Windows, provides an API so that programmers can write applications consistent with the operating environment. API are ultimately good for users because they guarantee that all programs using a common API will have similar interfaces. This makes it easier for users to learn new programs.
What are the uses of API?
It is a tool kit which is used for developing remote applications for website. API includes documentation, programming interfaces and examples to help you expand Hosting functionality and integrate it in your own web applications.With the help of API objects and modules can be easily managed without logging into the Control Panel.
How do I get started using API?
API is very easy to configure and integrate. Please follow the steps given below:-
1) First login to your control panel>> go to My Server and click API Configurations. Now select the domain under which you want to setup your API. You can also choose your customized name for the virtual directory. Click Save Settings. At the bottom, it will display you the access URL of your API.
2) Open your application and use this URL to connect your application to API.