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    could some one please explain what this dose ezactly, and how it would affect someone?

    Should I turn it on if my host supports it?

  • #2
    yes turn it on if your host supports it and has php compilied with zlib support

    what it does is compresses text on your pages on the fly and reduces bandwidth transfers and speeds up loading of your web page - your visitors don't notice the difference except for faster page loading times

    i.e. i had a 260kb text intensive page compressed to just 16kb

    also do not set gzip in vB admin panel any higher than 1
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    • #3
      thanks bud!!

      but um errrrrr what do you mean by

      also do not set gzip in vB admin panel any higher than 1
      .......

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      • #4
        Thats in the Vbulletin Options page. About 3/4 of the way down.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by PsychDrone
          thanks bud!!

          but um errrrrr what do you mean by



          .......
          gzip has compression levels 1 to 9, where 9 is the highest and it can be changed in vB admin panel -> vBulletin options -> http and headers area

          but gzip compression is optimal at level 1, any higher only consumes more cpu resources without any or little gain in reducation/compression of page size
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          • #6
            Dose any one know if hostrocket supports it?

            Don't really want to bother them with a trouble ticket

            Thanks eva!<-------------you are the man!

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            • #7
              hostrocket did have mod_gzip but they removed it last time i heard from their servers... not sure if they put it back... you'd have to ask them
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              • #8
                Do the users have to have anything installed to be able to view gzipped pages?

                [Thanks for the quick reply ]
                Last edited by Martin CX; Fri 7th Dec '01, 5:48am.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Martin CX
                  Do the users have to have anything installed to be able to view gzipped pages?
                  nope, just a gzip compatible web browser - which IE and Netscape are... not sure about Opera etc
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                  • #10
                    Is there a way to know if my host support Gzip?

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