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Gzip compression output ? (5 posts)

  1. dizzy99
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Mmm does wordpress MU support GZIP compression for its output ?

    I ran my main blog through http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php and it says its not enabled so i assumed it doesn't work on Wordpress but then found in Wordpress Codex

    gzip enabled
    You can save some bandwidth by turning on the gzip option in your WordPress install. WordPress gzips content when the readers' browser supports it. This requires the mod_gzip module to be enabled in your Apache server installation.

    Under managing and configuring your weblog. Is it not in MU, been removed or did i miss an option ?

  2. dizzy99
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    To answer my own question i needed to recompile apache to have gzip support. Works now and seems pretty good.

    Size, Markup (bytes) 12,604
    Size, Compressed (bytes) 3,156
    Compression % 75.0

    75% compression, not bad at all :)

  3. mypatricks
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yes, MU support gzip. But default setting are disabled. You must enabled yourself in site admin panel. Or use site upgrade to upgrade all(need hardcode).

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I don't see it on my site admin pages.

  5. dizzy99
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Its not there Drmike, at least i couldn't see it. So i recompiled apache with the gzip_module and it activated itself.

    However i did notice a load increase on the server so have since taken it off.

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