Go full (or partial) throttle with your performance monitors

Have you ever wanted to simulate lower bandwidths on a monitor to see how it might perform at lower speeds? Now you can, with Bandwidth Throttling!

What is Bandwidth Throttling?

Bandwidth Throttling is a feature that makes it possible to monitor Full Page Check (FPC), Full Page Check + (FPC+), and Real Browser Check (RBC) monitor types using a simulated bandwidth.

How is it useful?

This functionality can be especially useful for getting a better idea how your webpage elements, code, and delivery services are affected by less than ideal internet speeds. We’re talking 3G, and 56k speeds, as well as faster speeds such as 4/1 Mbit, and 8/1 Mbit. (No ludicrous speed, sorry.)

Please note: Bandwidth Throttling simulations are performed mathematically and are not exact. The results you see from throttling should be viewed as an estimation.

Where do I set it up?

You can set up Bandwidth Throttling in any active or newly created FPC, FPC+, and RBC monitor by clicking on the monitor’s “Advanced” tab, selecting the bandwidth you’d like to use, and clicking the green “Save” button.

That’s all there is to it!

Have a question about Bandwidth Throttling?

Submit a support ticket and one of our support engineers will reach out to you to assist you with any questions you have regarding the new Bandwidth Throttling feature.

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