Rate Limiting with NGINX and NGINX Plus


A delay of even a few seconds for a screen to render is interpreted by many users as a breakdown in the experience. There are many reasons for these breakdowns in the user experience, one of which is DDoS attacks which tie up your system's resources.

Rate limiting is a powerful feature of NGINX that can mitigate DDoS attacks, which would otherwise overload your servers and hinder application performance. In this webinar, we cover basic concepts as well as advanced configuration. We finish with a live demo that shows NGINX rate limiting in action.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

How to protect application servers from being overwhelmed with request limits

About the burst and no‑delay features for minimizing delay while handling large bursts of user requests

How to use the map and geo blocks to impose different rate limits on different HTTP user requests

About using the limit_req_log_level directive to set logging levels for rate‑limiting events


Amir Rawdat

Amir Rawdat
Solutions Engineer