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  • Plugin Author Dimitar Ivanov


    Apache server provides the following compression modules:
    mod_gzip (for Apache 1.3)
    mod_deflate (for Apache 2.x+)
    mod_brotli (for Apache 2.4.26+)

    mod_deflate supports gzip encoding, so choosing DEFLATE actually means that the content will be encoded with Gzip. To verify this inspect the response headers in any browser and search for Content-Encoding header.

    To clarify, gzip compression is more reliable than deflate because it is deflate plus few headers and checksum.

    The other directives as compress and identity that are mentioned in the MDN article, are not widely supported by today’s browsers and I believe that are there just for comprehensive and historical reasons.

    Thread Starter eitanc


    Cool, thanks for the details.

    It will be nice if you will add a comment about this at the relevant GUI page of the plugin.

    Plugin Author Dimitar Ivanov


    Yes, text might be improved. Thanks

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