Turbo Charging Your Web Server

Posted: March 29th, 2010

A good place to turn in order to speed up your site is the server software and hardware itself. Starting with software, it is fairly unlikely that Web administrators are going to quickly dump IIS for Apache or Apache for IIS, even when security, ease of use, or performance is cited as a reason to […]

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HTTP Compression: Compressing Files, How Low Can You Go?

Posted: February 23rd, 2010

HTTP compression on IIS is easy to enable with tools such as httpZip or ZipEnable and requires no client-side configuration to obtain benefits, making it a very smart way to get extra performance and a better user experience. It’s well known that there is a limited amount of bandwidth on most Internet connections and anything […]

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HTTP Compression : Smaller, Faster… Better

Posted: August 17th, 2009

What is HTTP compression and how does it work? HTTP compression is a long-established Web standard in which a GZip or Deflate encoding method is applied to the payload of an HTTP response, significantly compressing the resource before it is transported across the Web. When data is encoded using a compressed format like GZip or […]

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Webinar on Web Performance Solutions (Microsoft IIS and More — Archived Version)

Posted: May 21st, 2008

Learn how to send less data, less often in this new archived webinar from Port80 Software! Port80 Software invites you to view a webinar on Web performance solutions… We recently reviewed the Web acceleration market, where Port80 Software solutions like httpZip, ZipEnable, CacheRight, and w3compiler come to play on IIS Web server performance, and how […]

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HTTP Compression and the Google AdSense Crawler Bot

Posted: February 22nd, 2008

FACT: HTTP Compression really improves Web serving. FACT: Big sites like Google and Yahoo! use compression. UNFORTUNATE FACT: Some services are not aware enough of compression and may break… unless you have a smart compression engine! This underutilized technology transparently reduces the size of all text-based content served from a Web site or Web service, […]

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Microsoft Flash Training Module: IIS 6 compression and ZipEnable

Posted: November 24th, 2004

Microsoft has created some handy Flash-based walk-throughs for HTTP compression in general, IIS 6.0 native compression and also how to use ZipEnable (pretty much covers everything in ZE except browser compatibility…). These modules are also a great way to get non-technical folks familiar with HTTP compression concepts and how to make it work on Windows […]

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