I have a ESP-S3 board and am trying to get JSON data from our server. I am using the following code (see below) as a basis for mine.

This code works. If I change


to http://mywebsite.com

I do get the html for our server's main page.

If I then change




I get status code 200 but no JSON.

I type http://mywebsite.com/profiles in a browser it returns the JSON or if I use postman and do a GET on http://mywebsite.com/profiles it returns JSON.

It sounds like this issue posted a couple of years ago: esp32 http client response only 200 didn't receive the data after that

Any insight as to what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.

#include <WiFi.h>
#include <HTTPClient.h>
const char* ssid = "yourNetworkName";
const char* password =  "yourPassword";
void setup() {
  WiFi.begin(ssid, password);
  while (WiFi.status() != WL_CONNECTED) {
    Serial.println("Connecting to WiFi..");
  Serial.println("Connected to the WiFi network");
void loop() {
  if ((WiFi.status() == WL_CONNECTED)) { //Check the current connection status
    HTTPClient http;
    http.begin("http://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/comments?id=10"); //Specify the URL
    int httpCode = http.GET();                                        //Make the request
    if (httpCode > 0) { //Check for the returning code
        String payload = http.getString();
    else {
      Serial.println("Error on HTTP request");
    http.end(); //Free the resources
  • how big is the JSON response? There's not a huge amount of room for large responses. Try a smaller response and see if you still get nothing.
    – dandavis
    Commented Nov 18, 2022 at 20:05
  • I can't reproduce what you experienced, your code works perfectly and I got the json back. The only difference is that I'm using an ESP32 instead of ESP32S3. Maybe you try to swap the lines between String payload = http.getString(); and Serial.println(httpCode);, this might provided sufficient time for payload to be received completely.
    – hcheung
    Commented Nov 19, 2022 at 2:32
  • dandavis - that is definitely something to check. thank you for the suggestion. hcheung - the above code works for me too. It fails when I use my server.
    – BAW
    Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 13:09
  • dandavis - that was the issue. a smaller response size worked.
    – BAW
    Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 14:32


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