Dotcom-Monitor’s throttling option is used to limit the number of alerts sent in response to an error condition. Without this feature, the number of alerts from a single outage can become burdensome. For example, assume there are 10 monitoring devices with a monitoring frequency of once per minute, and a global outage occurs. By default, Dotcom-Monitor would send alerts at the rate of 10 per minute for the entire duration of the outage.

Additionally, SMS alerts could be throttled down to once every 60 minutes throughout the duration of an event.