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bjuti
GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 0:30

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In XOOPS prefs there is option to turn on GZip compression? Does it works? Is it recomended, coz I can't see any difference?

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Burning
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 0:47

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hi'

I'm not a MySQL specialist but I think this option makes your website faster. But it may cause troubles with some modules (never seen) or wysiwyg editor (FCKEditor if I'm not wrong).

But, lets Ghia explain it with more precison or search with Google

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ghia
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 1:45

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Quote:
coz I can't see any difference?
If you could, it was not working properly!

What does it?
Before sending the HTML source of your page from the server to your browser, it is being compressed with ZIP. This allows that shorter messages are sent over the network. Your browser unzips it and then shows it in the same way as it would have received the page in full (=uncompressed).
There is an advantage for slow and/or limited bandwidth networks, as in the case of eg home servers via an ADSL network.
On the other hand the server needs to put the processor at work to do the compression and your navigator does the same on your PC to uncompress.
So, it is not so easy to see the avantage on individual page loads, but in particular, well suited cases, there is a substantial overal benefit.

It has nothing to do with MySQL. But it will not activate or run when running PHP as CLI.

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Burning
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 2:31

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hi'

Thanks for very clear explanations

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Marco
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 6:44

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bjuti
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 9:48

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Thnx guys. I knew what it does, and for what it stands, I just didn't saw any speed progress. I'm gonna turn it on for a while to see what is like. :)

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Marco
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 11:27

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Quote:

coz I can't see any difference?

yep, me too,you'll find, in the given url, links to online testing tools, to check if the gzip works on your pages or not
marco

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bjuti
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 14:28

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You're right:

Quote:
Web page compressed? Yes
Compression type? gzip
Size, Markup (bytes) 126,174
Size, Compressed (bytes) 22,680
Compression % 82.0

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Marco
Re: GZip compression?
  • 2010/2/20 15:53

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yes, it seems it works for you
perhaps can you put the testing url in this post
marco

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