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Gzip is any of several software applications used for file compression and decompression. The term usually refers to the GNU Project's implementation, "gzip" standing for GNU zip. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of Lempel-Ziv (LZ77) and Huffman coding.

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Creating a seperate static content site for IIS7 and MVC

With reference to this serverfault blog post: A Few Speed Improvements where it talks about how static content for stackexchange is served from a separate cookieless domain... How would someone go ...
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gzip specific files

for some reason these files are not gzipping on my apache server, chrome network tab shows this. Is there a specific directive I can add to htaccess to cache these files? Compressing the following ...
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gzip not working for some files using nginx

Some files are not gzipped on their way to the user browser in our setup. for example http://myhostname.com/css/build/20120904-1.css http://myhostname.com/js/dojo/dn/main.js?20120904-1 http://...
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How to limit nginx access log file size and compress?

I'm hoping to get some direction on how to set up truncating and gzip'ing on my domains' access logs. I notice that the core nginx access logs get split and compressed by default, yet my individual ...
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IIS 7.5 ignoring HttpCompression settings in web.config

I'm trying to enable dynamic compression for the mime type application/json. In applicationHost.config, I've made the following change: <section name="httpCompression" allowDefinition="...
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Determine compression % of gzip file? [closed]

Is there an easy way to determine the compression % of a .gz file?
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Enable gzip on Nginx

Yes, I know that there are a lot of other questions that seem exactly like this out there. I think I must've looked all of them. Twice. In desparation, I'm adding another in case my specific ...
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What is the best way to compress backend to nginx reverse proxy data?

We are going to be running a nginx reverse proxy that will pull data from a backend via the internet. What we mean by via the internet is the backend machine will not be on a lan with the front ...
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What would be the outcome of tar and untar a constantly changing folder via ssh

I have used this command on a big-sized (TB),constant changing directory with sub-folders and files. $ tar c dir/* |gzip - | ssh user@host 'cd /dir/ && tar xz' What would be the outcome at ...
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Nginx: disable gzip on images

In my nginx conf I have which enabled gzip: gzip on; gzip_proxied any; gzip_types text/plain text/css text/javascript; gzip_comp_level 9; gzip_vary on; However this also gzips my jpeg's which ...
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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 /Symfony/web/js/...
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How to unpack specific directory from /home backup packed with pigz+tar+gzip

Normally I'm extracting my copies with: pigz -dc backup2_week1_system.tar.gz | tar xzvf - Now I want to unpack specific directory from /home/user for example admin
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Apache serving empty gzip with assets produced by Rails Asset Pipeline

I followed the steps described in the blogpost The Asset Pipeline, from development to production and tweaked them to my environment. The two important files are: /etc/apache/site-available/example....
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tar gzip slowing down server

I have a backup script that: compress some files generate md5 copy the compressed file to another server. the other server finishes comparing MD5 (to find copy errors). Here it's the core script: ...
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Combine two or more compressed files

I have 2 gz files those I need to merge into one -- that is to say I want to combine two .gz files into one such that when I extract the combined file I get a single file containing the concatenation ...
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gzip “No space left on device”

Using gzip 1.3.12 / ubuntu 64bit I am getting "No space left on device" yet there appears to be plenty of disk space remaining. gunzip 03-05-2012--22-52-01.tar.gz gzip: 03-05-2012--22-52-01.tar: No ...
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gzip compression increases performance, then eventually increases response time from server

Here is my current server scenario. I'm running on a Rackspace Cloud instance (16GB of RAM), using cPanel/WHM on a CentOS 5.5 install. I'm currently running about 10 Magento sites, all varying in ...
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NGINX + GZIP - Altering Vary header to include User-Agent

Currently, when nginx is set to gzip outbound content as requested by the client, the "gzip_vary on" setting will set the following header: Vary: Accept-Encoding We would like to modify this to send ...
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I cant get mod_gzip to function properly

The pagespeed tool says Compressing http://72.10.33.203/workspace/js/plugins.min.js could save 95.0KiB (66% reduction). but when I test for GZIP it shows that it works. I have my htaccess and conf ...
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Enabling HTTP Compression in WebSphere Application Server 7

I know the correct way of enabling gzip HTTP Compression for a WebSphere Application Server is to activate and configure the mod_gzip module in the IBM HTTP Server connected/installed in this ...
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nginx configuring uwsgi and gzip buffers for different usage scenarios

I'm trying to configure two URL path groups for relatively different usage scenarios and resource consumption in nginx. Both are served by same uwsgi application. Group 1: Regular HTML pages up to ...
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Apache 2.2 serving .html.gz content

How can I get Apache 2.2 on Centos to serve static .html.gz files from local disk to browsers, without them being prompted to download the file (ie - I want it rendered normally in the browser)?
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how to get nginx to gzip all files and add an expires header

recently got into VPS systems and installing them, and all that blah blah etc etc. So, I have a couple working websites, and on one of them I'm trying to really optimize it for speed. Using Yahoo's ...
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nginx + php-fpm + apc … compression?

I have a VPS running nginx 1.1.19, php-fpm 5.3.10, and APC 3.1.9. The server is primarily running PHP scripts (vB, SMF, IPB) I'm also using Cloudflare as a CDN if that matters. From what I can tell, ...
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Apache LocationMatch throws 500 and AddOutputFilterByType does nothing

I need to add below directives to apache. But I get 500 when I add these lines. <LocationMatch "^/assets/.*$"> Header unset ETag FileETag None # RFC says only cache for 1 year ExpiresActive On ...
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Is html or php header needed for gzip?

I use gzip module of nginx to compress documents. When gzip is enabled nginx will automatically send content-ending of gzip with HTTP headers, right? Without adding any PHP header header() or HTML ...
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Why is IIS7 not compressing my static files?

I am trying to get IIS to compress jquery.js (and all other static files, but using jquery as the example here) on my localhost, but something goes wrong. The funny part is that when I look in my %...
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Gzip mistake with directory

I accidently gzip -rv directory and now all individual files is in .gz format. How do I undo this and gunzip all .gz files within the directory? And how do I just gzip this whole directory? I tried ...
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Using AddEncoding x-gzip .gz without actual files

With Apache (2.2 and later) how can I achieve the following. I want to transparently compress using GZip encoding (not plain Deflate) the output when a certain file is queried with its name plus the ...
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How to zip the standard output of a process?

I have a process that is producing a big amount of log to the standard output in a short period of time. Is there a way to zip the standard output of my process to a file. I am searching for ...
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How to avoid gzip on php resized images?

We should not gzip images, right? How do I avoid gzipping on images like this: img/sample.php?id=image_name.jpg can also be called like this img/sample.php?id=image_name.jpg&size=3 the actual ...
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How do I most efficiently store and serve 1,000,000+ small gziped files on a Linux web server?

I have large static content that I have to deliver via a Linux-based webserver. It is a set of over one million small, gzip files. 90% of the files are less than 1K and the remaining files are at most ...
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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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Why isn't the Nginx Gzip Precompression module working?

I'm currently trying to set up Nginx to serve all of my static files. Since they will not be changed very frequently at all I want to us the gzip_static module to allow me to pre-gzip copies of my ...
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Apache send HTML without comments

I have a problem with my Apache Webserver, I got 2 environments: Development and Production. Both have the same configuration, but the first one sends the HTMLs exactly as they've been created, the ...
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How to gzip logs created by rotatelogs

I'm using rotatelogs to create my daily apache logs in format host.<day>.<month>.<year>.access.log. Now I want to gzip and move log to different directory after it's been finished. ...
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same javascript file, but different file size depends on a server?

I have a weird problem. I have two exact website on two servers - dev and qa. The dev one shows that my javascript size is 100kb, but the qa says 400kb. When I save the script on my local, it is ...
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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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How do I configure nginx to accept gzip requests?

I know that you can use nginx HttpGzipModule to gzip responses. Can you als use it to enable nginx to handle gzip-compressed requests, i.e. ones with the request header: Content-Encoding: gzip ? Note:...
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Disk cloning using dd thru gzip - how effective is it? [closed]

Is gzip or gzip -9 for a disk clone worth the extra time that it takes to perform the compression? Does it yield a significant saving? There is very little information on how effective piping data ...
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IIS7 compression failing with “COMPRESSION_DISABLED” despite having the option enabled

I have been unable to get GZIP compression working on my IIS7.5 server. I have tried all the suggestions online, including here at ServerFault and no matter what, the trace always comes back stating "...
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Enabling gzip compression in apache2 web server

I am trying to enable the zgip compression in apache2 web server, a quick googling helped me to fetch some instructions and I got to know that I need to edit httpd.conf which is inside /etc/apache2/ ...
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nginx: gzip compression configured without error yet output is not compressed

After trying anything I could, the gzip compression in my nginx is still not working. environment: Ubuntu 11.04 with nginx ppa, with the latest release (1.0.8) PHP5-FPM backend from package with ...
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zip does not work for big files

What is the best way to compress a file if it is more than 4 GB in size? I am using the following for last several months. mysqldump --all-databases | zip > mybackup.zip Today I am got an error: ...
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Grade F on Compress but gzip is running

i got a litte problem with gzip YSlow says: Grade F on Compress components with gzip There are 5 plain text components that should be sent compressed Page Speed says: Enable compression ...
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Config NGINX to GZip Font Files? ( Different gzip_types for different directories)

SOLUTION: It turns out it is not my config / NGINX faults - my DNS provider, cloudflare, is preventing the fonts from being GZipped for some reason I'm using NGINX with GZIP_Static module installed. ...
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Oops - how to undo gzip of entire web directory? [closed]

So.. yeah. I don't spend a lot of time on the linux command line and instead of making a zip file of the web directory, I gzipped everything in the web directory. What's the anecdote to stupidly ...
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Why does tar -c dir | pigz > /mnt/nfs/dir.tgz use network, then cpu in cycles instead of both at once (with one bottlenecking)

I want to transfer a multi-terabyte directory to an nfs mounted directory most efficiently over a 1Gbit network (probably the limiting factor) 3 options - tar and compress in place, then copy copy, ...
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Repeated unsuccessful gzip compression of my website's files

The site in question is goinnativerecords.com I've got a basic shared hosting account and my website is a little heavy on the javascript so I decided to compress with gzip. Contacted my hosting, ...
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How to use GZip to create a .zip file

Is it possible to use GZip to create a .zip file? I've been Googling and can't find anything that leads me to believe this is possible