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Caching the result of compression

How to avoid recompressing same unchanging data for lower latency&CPU load



2:58 pm on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If you have static pages or unchanging files on your server that are compressible, it is a good idea to compress them to save bandwidth.

However, when you enable mod_gzip or mod_deflate, will the result of the compression be cached in RAM so the data won't be redundantly re-compressed each time it is requested?

If not, is there a way to achieve that? Once a file or static page is compressed, it is stored in a RAM buffer and if the time stamp of the original file does not change, the cached compressed version is served directly?



2:53 am on Apr 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You can use the content negotiation option of Apache to do this. There is a somewhat dated discussion about this at [webmasterworld.com...] which covers both the techniques and performance part. Please remember that the thread is some years old and both hardware and software techniques may have improved over time.


8:20 am on Apr 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thank you very much--exactly what I was looking for! :)

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