How to setup Rate Limiting for 2-Factor Authentication | WordPress

How to setup Rate Limiting for 2-Factor Authentication | WordPress


Rate limiting is a method to improve network security by limiting network traffic. It limits how many times someone can repeat an action in a given interval, such as trying to repeatedly ping a website resource. Rate limiting can help prevent malicious bot activity at the same time help reduce the load on web servers.


Follow these steps to setup Rate Limiting:

  • Click on the miniorange 2-Factor plugin from the left side menu.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Click miniOrange 2-Factor


  • Enable 2FA+Website Security toggle button.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Enable 2FA+Website Security


  • Go to the Firewall tab and click on the Settings button.
  • Navigate Website Firewall on plugin level option and enable the toggle button.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Go Firewall tab


    1. Rate Limiting for Crawlers-

    Crawlers crawl your website to improve its search engine ranking. However, they can sometimes send so many queries to the server that can make the service unavailable due to excessive load. Hence, You can limit the number of times a crawler can access your site by using this feature.

  • Click on the Rate Limiting button.
  • Navigate to the Rate Limiting for Crawlers feature and enable the toggle button.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Click toggle button


    2. Fake Web Crawlers Protection-

    Web Crawlers scan and index websites. The best crawlers for increasing your site's indexing in search engines include google, bing, and others. There are a number of fake crawlers that can cause problems for your website. All fake Google and Bing crawlers will be blocked once this functionality is enabled.

  • Navigate to the Fake Web Crawler Protection feature.
  • You can block the crawler by enabling the toggle button of the fake crawler as shown in the image below.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Block fake crawlers


    3. Whitelist Crawler-

    You can whitelist the top crawlers to improve your website's indexing in search engines. The whitelisted crawlers will not be blocked by rate limiting if this feature is enabled.

  • Navigate to the Whitelist Crawler feature.
  • You can whitelist the crawler by enabling the toggle button of the whitelist crawler as shown in the image below.
  • WordPress Rate Limiting - Whitelist crawler



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