I am using download monitor plugin and wordfence. There are too many files to download for both restricted to members and anyone else.
Here is my problem's description; The main problem is user's clicking the same download button over and over. The other problem is that the site content and resources could be exploited.
%80 of my download monitor log records are showing that the same file is being downloaded for at least 3-4 (6-7 in some occasions) times at the same time period (following seconds) and the other one is this: my site has approximately 1000 files to download. Users (subscribers and guests) can download them non-stop; seems like exploitation. (by the way guests can not download the "member only" files; this is not the problem what i am asking)
A general rule to regularize all types of downloads: giving a lag for 15 seconds after any download for any user is fair enough i think. i hope that there is another way than recording ip numbers to the database.
Here is an example site that works with same logic what i want: http://altyazi.org/sub/s/420936/The-Sealed-Room.html On that page if you click the “altyaziyi indir” button too soon a blank page will be seen that writes “flood control” on top left of the new page. so i do not think that this site’s system is recording my ip and then query it with time interval and gives a result as that flood control page… operation seems more simpler than that..
I asked the plugin supporters about this problem, but they did not offer me any solution. I also asked on the wordfence plugin support page, but they did not even return. I asked the hosting company and they said "we don't have any service like that".
Thank you so much for your patience. I would really appreciate if you could offer me a solution other than hiring a developer or complicated ways :)