Bandwidth throttling is the intentional slowing of the speed at which data is sent from the server to a client. In web programming, it is used to lower the chances of a DDOS attack, by the website/app releasing data in a limited speed.

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You should always test your websites and applications on a low bandwidth connection, but few people take the time. Many people don't know how to simulate simulate low bandwidth or think it's hard to set up.