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Re: gzip proxied content, where?

Maxim Dounin
June 04, 2009 07:09AM
Hello!

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 03:55:41PM -0400, nfn wrote:

> Hi,
>
> What is the best practice to gzip content? In the frontend or at the backend? Wich performs better?

>From performance point of view - gzipping at backend will allow
you to save some internal network bandwidth. But

1. It won't allow you to do frontend processing (ssi, charset
conversions, xslt, adding headers/footers via addition_module,
substitutions via sub_module; not sure how this will affect cache
if used).

2. If other servers used as backends (not nginx), and gzipping on
them may be a bad idea since nginx usually faster and more
efficient.

So general practice is to avoid gzipping on backends and do this
on nginx frontend.

Maxim Dounin
Subject Author Posted

gzip proxied content, where?

nfn June 03, 2009 03:55PM

Re: gzip proxied content, where?

Maxim Dounin June 04, 2009 07:09AM

Re: gzip proxied content, where?

nfn June 04, 2009 10:26AM



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