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Mod_gzip Apache module BoneHeadicus msg:1516787 8:18 am on Feb 22, 2001 (gmt 0) It looks cool to me but what do I know about server admin...any professional opinions? [ ...] linux.ie
Air msg:1516788 3:01 am on Feb 24, 2001 (gmt 0)
Well, you will be saving bandwidth at the expense of CPU. I suppose it depends on how large your pages are, my knee jerk reaction is not to use it, but that's only because I don't like to add any modules that aren't absolutely necessary. If there is an efficient way to solve a problem without adding new modules I prefer it, but that's just me, don't let me deter you. Maybe some one that has tried it will jump in, and if no one does, and you decide to try it, let us know what you think of it. EliteWeb msg:1516789 1:08 am on Mar 23, 2002 (gmt 0)
I have grown really fond of mod_gzip, it has saved me gigabytes of bandwidth within a six month period.
It's free, its a module for apache that can tell if the browser supports the compression if it does then the pages are compressed on the fly and sent in gz format and the browser takes care of it.
You cant even tell its running xcept if you do a nice netcraft query.
You can specify which type of pages to compress, what file types, etc.
Worth the install, havnt found any problems what so ever and its saving bandwidth. There isnt any additional stress on my server and pages can be served faster because they're compressed.
hah i like this program so much i searched this site for mod_gzip and responded to this article from 2001!