Check HTTP Compression

HTTP compression is a long established web standard that is only now receiving the attention it deserves. Its implementation was sketched out in HTTP/1.0 (RFC 1945) and completely specified by 1999 in HTTP/1.1 (RFC 2616 covers accept-encoding and content-encoding). Case studies conducted as early as 1997 by the WC3 proved the ability of compression to significantly reduce bandwidth usage and to improve web performance (see their dial-up and LAN compression studies).

Real Time Compression Check

HTTP compression delivers amazing speed enhancements via file size reduction. Test web sites with this compression check tool, and see the difference HTTP compression makes!

Our real time HTTP compression check tool does not process the supporting elements of a page (i.e. external JavaScript and CSS files) and can only provide HTTP compression analysis on the target file.

Test a web servers compression performance in real time
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httpZip for IIShttpZip for IIS 4.0 and 5.0

On Microsoft IIS 4.0 and 5.0 web servers, httpZip is the best solution for compression as it addresses a number of shortcomings in functionality, customization, and reporting on Windows NT/2000 that gave rise to a third party tools market.

ZipEnable for IIS 6ZipEnable for IIS 6.0

With the launch of Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0, Microsoft chose to make compression functionality a priority, and their internal IIS 6.0 compression software works - though you must delve into the IIS metabase to manage it beyond a simple on/off decision. You can use a tool like ZipEnable to unlock and greatly enhance the configuration and management options for IIS 6.0 built in compression.

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