How to Fix HTTP 429 Error with Too Many Requests?

May 20, 2024 / General Discussion

Do you keep getting the annoying “429 Too Many Requests” error message?

There are too many requests being made to your website, as the error message indicates. The issue is that these requests may come from many visitors browsing your website at once, bots crawling it, or heavy plugins and custom scripts. This article will guide you through understanding and fixing this common issue.

  1. Clear the browser cache.
    Every browser follows a similar procedure: click on the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner of the screen, then select History.
    All your browser history is shown in the left-hand settings. Select the option to Clear Browsing Data.
    A new tab will open, and from the drop-down menu, you may choose the desired time frame. Additionally, you can delete your cookies and browse your history.
  2. Brute-Force Attacks:
    1. Malicious attempts to gain unauthorized access are the most frequent cause of the 429 error.
    2. Changing the default URL for your login area is important, as by default, anyone can locate your login page by going to
    3. Use the free WPS Hide Login plugin or any other similar tool to modify the WordPress URL.
    4. Check the support pages for your platform. If you change or hide the login URL and save the changes to your settings after you’re done.
  3. Check disc usage for cPanel:
    1. Sometimes, excessive resource usage by your website is the cause of the issue. If this is the case, you can either use less or increase your hosting plan to gain additional resources.
    2. Log in to your web hosting account and access cPanel.
    3. Navigate to the Files section and select Disc Usage.
    4. Check the space used with the Disc Usage feature, and you can optimize the data and see data for individual databases from the “Manage My Databases feature”.
  4. Check your WordPress plugins:
    1. Evaluate your plugins based on their performance impact and replace or deactivate unused plugins, as too many plugins can also consume server resources and slow down your website.
    2. Check if any plugins outdated and might affect performance; you can auto-update the plugins if needed.
  5. Switch to a Default WordPress Theme:
    1. If it turns out that a plugin isn’t the cause of your 429 error, your active theme might be the cause.
    2. Change your premium theme and switch to the default WordPress theme.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the 429 Too Many Requests error and continue accessing the desired website or application smoothly. If the issue persists, don’t hesitate to contact our support team, and we’ll be happy to assist you further.

You can get more information about What Is “HTTP Error 500 – Internal Server Error” and How to Fix It.

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