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[resolved] Unclear on .gzip Compression (3 posts)

  1. Amulet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What exactly is .gzip compression for? What are the pro's and con's of checking that option? Thanks.

  2. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Text files usually compress really well using zip and gzip compression, without taking too much time or computational power to perform the compression or decompression.

    Since web pages are mostly text, many web servers and browsers support gzip compression internally. The web server can compress the data that it sends to the client, reducing the overall amount of data transmitted (and bandwidth consumed), and the web browser can decompress the data it receives.

    If your server supports it, it's generally a good thing to enable.

  3. Amulet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks...I did. :)

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