TechCrunch: Ever heard of HTTP Compression?

It’s always funny when somewhat tech-savvy folks purposely make their bandwidth bills higher than they need to be.

Here’s TechCrunch’s HTTP header response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:02:23 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.4.2 PHP/5.2.0-8 mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.8c
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.0-8
Status: 200 OK
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"

Compression Gains

Port80 Software’s Compression Checker gives us some idea how much bandwidth Mr. Arrington, et al. could save just by activating this little feature, which comes baked into Apache 2.2.x.

Turn. On. Mod_deflate.

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