How do I get rid of 429 too many requests?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To get rid of the “429 Too Many Requests” error, there are several steps you can take. I’ll guide you through each one in detail:

1. Flush your browser cache: Sometimes, this error can occur due to cached data in your browser. To clear it, go to your browser’s settings and find the option to clear cache and cookies. After clearing the cache, try accessing the website again.

2. Monitor your hosting account’s resource usage: The error 429 indicates that you have exceeded the maximum number of requests allowed by your hosting provider. You can check your hosting account’s resource usage to see if you are approaching the limit. Many hosting providers offer resource monitoring tools or dashboards where you can view your usage. If you’re consistently reaching the limit, you may need to consider upgrading your hosting plan.

3. Temporarily disable WordPress plugins: Sometimes, certain plugins can cause excessive requests and lead to the 429 error. To identify the problematic plugin, deactivate them one by one and check if the error persists after each deactivation. If the error disappears after disabling a specific plugin, you have found the culprit. You can then either find an alternative plugin or reach out to the plugin developer for support.

4. Switch to a default WordPress theme: Similar to plugins, themes can also cause excessive requests. Switching to a default WordPress theme, such as Twenty Twenty-One, can help identify if the theme is causing the error. If the error disappears with the default theme, you may need to review and optimize your current theme or consider using a different one.

5. Restore a website backup: If you recently made changes to your website, such as installing plugins or modifying code, and started experiencing the 429 error, you can try restoring a backup of your website to a previous working state. This can help revert any changes that might have triggered the error.

6. Change your default login URL: Some websites experience a high number of requests due to malicious login attempts. By changing your default WordPress login URL, you can reduce the number of login requests reaching your website. There are plugins available that allow you to easily change the login URL, making it harder for bots and attackers to target your site.

These steps should help you troubleshoot and resolve the 429 Too Many Requests error. Remember to always keep your website and plugins up to date, as outdated software can sometimes contribute to such issues. If the problem persists, it’s a good idea to reach out to your hosting provider for further assistance.