gzip proxied content, where?
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Thu Jun 4 15:09:14 MSD 2009
On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 03:55:41PM -0400, nfn wrote:
> 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
2. If other servers used as backends (not nginx), and gzipping on
them may be a bad idea since nginx usually faster and more
So general practice is to avoid gzipping on backends and do this
on nginx frontend.
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