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mysterious X-RateLimit headers

Hi, I have recently developed a site and due to the amount of resources that I load I am easily maxing out my designated limit (100).

I do not know what is creating these headers though seeing as I have since removed the limiter I had set in place. I was wondering if anyone knew if DigitalOcean imposes this on us and if they do how to increase the limit as 100 is too little for me.

I know that they’re being created on the hosting side of things seeing as when I host it locally they don’t appear.

(I am using a ubuntu server with nginx with a PM2 process manager and I have not created any ngx_http_limit_req_module.)

I also found this but don’t believe this has anything to do with the issue. https://developers.digitalocean.com/documentation/v2/#rate-limit


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Hi there,

Indeed the documentation link that you’ve shared is only referring the the DigitalOcean API.

Regarding the header that you are seeing, are you using CloudFlare or any other CDN provider? For example CloudFlare offer this as a service:

https://blog.cloudflare.com/rate-limiting-delivering-more-rules-and-greater-control/

Also how did you install Nginx, can you share a link to the article that you followed?

Do you see that header when you try to access your Droplet’s IP address or does it only show for your domain name?

Regards, Bobby