Using Http Compression through IIS

HTTP compression is a technique that can be used to reduce the network bandwidth to a large extent and improve performance. Even if there are downsides to suing it, it terms of CPU and Memory load in the server, they are negligible and wouldnt be much of a concern. HTTP compression is actually an in-built feature available in the most popular web servers and web browsers available today. Generally, GZip or deflate modules are used to compress the data, most of the modern day browers have in-built support for parsing GZip and deflate content. And, you need not do any configuration at the client side too! This article takes a look at how we can use HttpCompression in IIS and also discusses some related issues.

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Joydip Kanjilal

Joydip Kanjilal is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in ASP.NET, Speaker and Author of several books and articles. He has more than 16 years of industry experience in IT with more than 10 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. He was selected as MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight (MSDN) a number of times and also as Community Credit Winner at several times. He is also certified by Brainbench in ASP.NET 4 and .NET Framework 4.

Joydip has authored the following books:

Visual Studio Six in One (Wrox Publishers)
ASP.NET 4.0 Programming (Mc-Graw Hill Publishing)
Entity Framework Tutorial (Packt Publishing)
Pro Sync Framework (APRESS)
Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET Ajax in 24 Hours (Sams Publishing)
ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials (Packt Publishing)

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Joydip is currently working as an independent software consultant and author. He has years of experience in designing and architecting solutions for various domains. His technical strengths include, C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, Ajax, WCF, REST, SOA, Design Patterns, SQL Server, Operating Systems and Computer Architecture.

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