Implementing a Timestamp-Based Rate Limiter for Next.js API Routes

Kanan Rahimov
3 min readApr 10, 2023

Overview

In this tutorial, we will learn how to implement a simple, timestamp-based rate limiter for Next.js API routes. Rate limiting is a technique that helps protect your API from excessive usage or abuse. By implementing rate limiting, you can control the number of requests a user can make within a given time frame, ensuring that your API remains stable and available to all users.

Implementing a Timestamp-Based Rate Limiter for Next.js API Routes / Photo by Makarios Tang on Unsplash

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