New user here.
I set up rate limiting for the first time yesterday with 20 per minute being the trigger. Within a couple of hours, I received a complaint from a reader who said they had not loaded multiple pages, just one, before being rate limited.
I raised the threshold to 40, then the following day at my office, I received a rate limit message myself. I had simply loaded one page, and then I got the rate limit message when I attempted to load a second page.
So, perhaps I’m not understanding how rate limiting works.
Does it count pages, or does it count up each “hit” on every element of a page? My site is a Wordpress blog with a few ads, but nothing excessive like some.