Hi, What is the best practice to gzip content? In the frontend or at the backend? Wich performs better? Thanks Nuno Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,2619,2619#msg-2619
on 2009-06-04 00:12
on 2009-06-04 15:23
Hello! On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 03:55:41PM -0400, nfn wrote: > Hi, > > 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 if used). 2. If other servers used as backends (not nginx), and gzipping on them may be a bad idea since nginx usually faster and more efficient. So general practice is to avoid gzipping on backends and do this on nginx frontend. Maxim D.
on 2009-06-04 18:41
Hi, Thank you. I'm running nginx as frontend and apache2/mod_php as backend. Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,2619,2629#msg-2629