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gzip compression
« on: 11-30-2016, 22:44:18 »
Reduce the size of files sent from your server to increase the speed to which they are transferred to the browser.

    Reduce sizes of pages by up to 70%
    Increase page speed
    Cost-benefit ratio: high
    Access needed to the .htaccess files or server administration files

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Re: gzip compression
« Reply #1 on: 04-18-2019, 23:05:28 »
gzip is a file format and a software application used for file compression and decompression. The program was created by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler as a free software replacement for the compress program used in early Unix systems, and intended for use by GNU.

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Re: gzip compression
« Reply #2 on: 05-04-2019, 01:38:36 »
GZip is a form of data compression. it takes a chunk of data and makes it smaller. The original data can be restored by un-zipping the compressed file.

It is relevant to web apps and web sites because the HTTP protocol includes the ability to gzip data that is being sent.

This means that when it is in use, your bandwidth costs for serving the site will be lower because people visiting the site will be downloading smaller files.
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