How To Speed up Lighttpd / Apache Web Server Access and Downloads

Posted by nixcraft on Apr 26, 2008 9:00 PM EDT
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Gzip compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. This document describes gzipping http traffic which can reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support compression.

You can configure mod_comress for Lighttpd 1.4.xx and mod_deflate for Apache 2.x to improve download and browsing speed.

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