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How to enable either Gzip or Deflate compression via .htaccess?

How to enable either Gzip or Deflate compression via .htaccess and which one is best these days? Code examples needed.
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mod_deflate - Optimal configuration for most browsers

I was wondering if someone here could help me determine the optimal standard configuration for using mod deflate with Apache. Basically, mod_deflate recommends using the following configuration for ...
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Why Apache doesn’t gzip css or js files which have parameters?

Some CSS & JS files are not compressed by apache with mod_deflate enabled. This files looks like this "[domain.name]/aggregator.css?..." or "[domain.name]/misc/jquery.js?..." in YSlow. The other ...
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How to enable deflate content-encoding with Apache2 mod_deflate?

No matter how I test using different value of Accept-Encoding, it always returned as gzip. curl -I -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip' http://www.example.com Content-Encoding: gzip curl -I -H ...
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Apache deflates .xml.gz files

I noticed an error in google webmaster tools regarding a gzipped version of a sitemap. Turns out the sitemap.xml.gz file is gzipped twice: one upon creation (as it should be) and another time when ...
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DEFLATE not working in IE9

I posted this on stack overflow but it was suggested I may have more luck here: I have not used deflate before to encode web pages so this is new ground for me but when I look at nework traffic in ff ...
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mod_deflate Supported Encodings for Compression

It seems to me, that mod_deflate in Apache 2.2 will always return: Content-Encoding: gzip and never: Content-Encoding: deflate It was explained to me, that although there may be a deflate ...
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Apache mod_deflate not compressing javascript and css files?

"GET /Symfony/web/app.php/app/dashboard HTTP/1.1" 4513/37979 (11%) "GET /Symfony/web/css/application.css HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET /Symfony/web/js/application.js HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET ...
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gzip js on apache

the following configuration in httpd.conf only gzip css and html, not javascript, any idea? AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/javascript text/css AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE ...
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Apache mod deflate does not compress php output

I've got the mod_deflate up and running. I can throw in a something.txt file in my apache server and use curl to check it out. curl --compressed -I /somefile.txt gives me back the following which is ...
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How can I disable gzip in apache on Ubuntu 10.10?

I'm trying to figure out how to disable or uninstall gzip from my Ubuntu server. This is to support a package of buggy software that breaks when it's trying to do a crazy call to a css file (don't ...
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apache disable deflate module on a per site basis

Is there a way to disable the deflate module on a per site basis in Apache2? I have a legacy website that uses custom mime type server side includes that are breaking with the deflate module enabled. ...
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is mod_deflate 's default configuration ok to use in a production setup?

The official documentation for mod_deflate works, and gives me nice results so far on my serveR. Are there any changes anyone suggests for use on a production machine? ...
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Prevent Apache mod_deflate from compressing empty 302 redirect responses

Apache with mod_deflate (uselessly) compresses even empty (PHP-generated) 302 redirect responses, adding a 20-byte response body. Modern browsers are ok with this but IE6 seems to randomly choke on ...
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How to stop mod_deflate from logging to my php error log?

I have an environment setup on a system I am not in control of and mod_deflate is entering about 3 lines in the error log for every request. They are only the debug level but for some reason the ...
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How to tell if mod_deflate is actually working?

I have put the following in my http.conf file: # mod_deflate configuration <IfModule mod_deflate.c> # Restrict compression to these MIME types AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain ...
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enabling gzip with htaccess…why is it hit or miss?

I have shared hosting through Justhost. I use the HTML5 Boilerplate .htaccess (have tried other methods from here and there without luck) the compression part is as follows: <IfModule ...
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Missing mod_deflate.so?

I'm trying to build apache with mod_deflate enabled. When restarting apache I'm presented with the following error: httpd: Syntax error on line 36 of /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load ...
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Disable compression on SSL/TLS connections in Apache < 2.2.16 using mod_header

Because of CRIME, as I understand, compression on SSL connections have to be turned off. In newer versions of apache this can be done with a newly introduced directive SSLCompression off, in older ...
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Apache 2 does not load mod_deflate

I'm running Apache 2 on a Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.8 x86_64 standard box, and can't seem to get mod_deflate enabled. This is a WHM installation, so I am making amendments to one of the include files ...
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Enable mod_deflate per directory level

I am using following code, when i access site it only compress all the jsp inside all the urls path under /abc but it ignores all the js and css files. I want to compress js and css files under all ...
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Apache - How to disable gzip content encoding (eg DEFLATE) for one set of URLs?

I have a ubuntu apache webserver and I have enabled mod_deflate to gzip all the content. However there's one folder I'd like to disable the mod_deflate for. I was going to do something like this: ...
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Apache + Php-FPM + APC : mode_deflate not compressing HTML output

I have prepared a server to run a Magento instance with: Apache + Php-FPM + APC The problem I have is that Apache is not compressing the HTML output from the Magento PHP scripts. In my .htaccess I ...
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Apache deflate ignores javascript

I have set up deflate in my htaccess. Everything works fine, except for some reason javascript files are being ignored. I tried every possible combination of AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE with ...
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`mod_deflate` is returning `Content-Encoding: gzip`. Is that normal?

mod_deflate is configured on my Apache 2.2 web server. But my response headers are showing gzip as the Content-Encoding instead of deflate: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:26:11 GMT ...
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Apache mod_cache and mod_deflate?

We have a Apache 2.2 with mod_cache and mod_deflate among other modules. The problem is that if we append Vary header as in Apache documentation... # Make sure proxies don't deliver the wrong content ...
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Is HTTP PUT request compressed if I am using mod_deflate or gzip on apache?

I am receiving xml files on my server using the HTTP PUT request. Is it compressed during the transfer if my Apache is configured with mod_deflate? How can I verify that it is compress? If not, how ...
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Apache serving modified static assets incorrectly: serves obsolete file with sizes adjusted to match that of the new file [duplicate]

I've got a CakePHP project running in a CentOS VirtualBox. The website is served with Apache 2.2.15. There are JS files in the document root folder. Apache seemed to serve them file. But after i ...
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How to enable compression with mod_deflate

Page speed insights tells me to enable compression for google-maps source. It recommends to use mod_deflate if using Apache. Well, I've put the next snippet code inside the .htaccess file: ...
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apache : disable mod_deflate - [error] an unknown filter

I am running apache with mod_pagespeed on fedora (14), and I am getting the error message: [error] an unknown filter was not added: DEFLATE a lot. I know this is because mod_deflate is not loaded, ...
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How to enable/disable mod_deflate based on a cookie?

I would like to enable mod_deflate based on the presence and value of a certain cookie. I know it’s possible to do cookie manipulation and tests with mod_rewrite, but I’m not sure how to do that kind ...
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How to get Apache (on Debian squeeze) to compress JS/CSS

I am running Debian squeeze and cannot get Apache to compress JavaScript or CSS. HTML, however, is being compressed. In the conf files in the sites-enabled dir, I've got the following: <Location ...
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Compression without Mod_Deflate

Greetings all, After running tests with Google PageSpeed, I believe my site could really benefit from compressing js/html/css/php files. Unfortunately, my host (Host Gator) does not support Mod_Gzip ...
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apache2 mod_deflate static content

I have a server serving up a JS file a few million times a day using apache2. Some of my users would like the JS to be gzipped. Does anyone know how apache2 mod_deflate handles compression of static ...
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apache deflate module not working

it's very strage, i google a problem with no luck at all. i have 2 servers (centos6, apache2.2). apache configuration is totally the same (i sure, apache configured by puppet) my deflate.conf: ...
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mod_deflate, centos, application/x-httpd-php

I trying enable output compression for Apache 2.2.15, and 5.3.3, but web-pages generated by php is not compressing :( My deflate.conf: [user@host conf.d]# cat deflate.conf <IfModule ...
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How can the Apache 2.2 deflate_module length limit be increased?

I came across a problem with deflating HTML files larger than 8000 characters (documented in this question at stackoverflow). A straight HTML file larger than that causes the server to fail to ...
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Does libapache-mod-deflate cache compressed result?

I got some json files to be served by apache httpd and their size are pretty big. (~100KiB) So I put mod_deflate into httpd server and applied to application/javascript mime type. I think ...
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Apache mod_ext_filter and mod_deflate response problem

I have a mod_ext_filter to replace the statics image url and mod_deflate to compress the web. If I use this two module separate and everything work fine. (1. Replace content ok and no compress 2. ...
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How do i enable deflate on apache2? debian

I looked at the other answers and those solutions did not help. I am completely confused how to do this. I know almost nothing about apache nor how to use it and nearly all the article say write this ...
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How to enable mod_deflate on apache

I've come across some article online to enable mod_deflate to gzip files while sending from the server. For that, I tried to load the mod_deflate.so module by adding a line on my httpd.conf ...
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Apache mod_deflate only for files larger than 1000 bytes

Is it possible to use mod_deflate in Apache 2.2 only for files bigger than a certain size ? According to this article and common sense only files over 1000 bytes benefit deflate/gzip.
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gzip compression good or bad?

I have a server that currently does a lot of processing in my application and the target users are those who have a very good internet connection. The output that is sent from the server is always ...
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apache mod_deflate doesn't work with IE 7

I've set up apache2 to serve gziped files AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml text/javascript text/css application/x-javascript ...
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mod_deflate is working but send wrong headers

I'm using mod_deflate to server gzip content for js and css files. Using curl I can see that it works and I can see the code but Chrome still thinks it's gzip content and NOT stylesheets/javascript ...
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Apache isn't deflating my website home page

I have the following 3 rules at /.htaccess AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/css application/json AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript application/javascript ...
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Apache deflate in .htaccess not working

I have a virtual host and have enabled AllowOverride All. I know this works since the rewrite rules within the /var/www/site/web/.htaccess are being executed (It's a Symfony app). However when I have ...
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Handle compression on Apache without propagating the Accept-Encoding to back-end Tomcat server

I have Tomcat fronted by Apache. I want to handle compression on Apache only, without Tomcat being aware. I disabled compression on Tomcat already, but due to a problem with the application running on ...
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gzip compression using mod_deflate apache with tomcat

I'm trying to enable gzip compression in my Apache server which is fronting a Tomcat instance using a connector. I tried several variants of the module configuration settings in my httpd.conf. Here is ...
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Apache mod_deflate compression doesn't work for domains, but works for subdomains?

Run into a very strange issue, basically, mod_deflate is compiled into Apache, and it works fine for compressing files accessed via subdomains: js.domain.com, css.domain.com etc. E.g this is ...