Tonight I enabled http compression on our (Apache 2) web server. Now, since all our html pages are compressed before being sent out to browser, all our blogs should load faster and we should use less bandwidth per month.

Hopefully you have already notice the speed increase when loading your own blog :-) If you want to see more details about the impact on your particular blog, go to this http compression check page and enter your blog’s URL. You should get some pretty graphs showing your speed increases. There is also another website page checker here.

I would love it if HTTP compression were only a “good thing” but with every server change there can be unforseen problems… If you notice any odd happenings with your blog, please post a comment in the forums -or- email us at our support AT weblogs.us email address.

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cool idea! is faster now! :)

November 26, 2005 10:50 am

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