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Hi folks :(

 

What are the pros and cons of the using gzip?

I know it reduces bandwidth, but I've read that it slows down the servers (higher load)?

 

So what is TCH feelings on using it on a shared host account.

 

Thanks

Greg

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Hello,

 

Gzip compresses the page so that it arrives at your client faster. The load on the server is minimal. I can't think of a con!

 

If you can enable it, like for forums, enable it, you will be surprised of the bandwidth you will save.

 

JimE

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Thank You Jim :goof:

 

Yeah I was aware of the bandwidth savings, just wanted to double check in regards to the server load.

Using a small bit of code and adding 2 lines to the .htaccess file gave a reduction of 75%, lighting fast too.

 

Thanks again

Greg

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