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Started a new Conversation Laravel Store API Usage For Each User

Hi everyone!

I have a basic SaaS app where my users can access my API. I have three plans:

Free: 500 requests/month Pro: 2500 requests/month Business: 15000 requests/month

I am trying to figure out how to best validate for the above.

Right now I just have a simple ApiController that is calling below on every request hitting an API endpoint:

public function updateRequests()
{
    $userId = auth('api')->user()->id;

    DB::table('users')
        ->where('id', $userId)
        ->update([
            'requests' => DB::raw('requests + 1'),
        ]);
}

As you can see the above simply increment a requests column for the specific user on each request.

With this I am not able to check if the user is within his/her usage limit of a given month.

I was thinking of adding a api_requests table, that simply holds:

id | user_id | created_at | updated_at

Because then I can somehow group by created_at for a given month and check whether or not that the specific user is allowed to make additional requests for that month.

However, a drawback of this approach is that this table will quickly get bloated.

Any ideas on how I can solve this issue?