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 X-Pingback: http://www.techcrunch.com/xmlrpc.php Status: 200 OK Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
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.