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    Find Fast Web Hosting with automatic compression tool

    I am looking for a fast web hosting UNIX server with compression tool installed. e.g mod_gzip so that html pages will be compressed automatically. Can anyone refer me to a hosting company who provides such server?

    Or can anyone refer a web hosting with the fastest speed and internet connection?

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    Hi welcome to WHT

    You might want to try the search function located at the top


    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/search.php?s=

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    Most web hosts offer this as a standard with your plan. Just call them on the phone and make sure you are getting what you want. Do a search on these forums and other WH forums and you will find what you are looking for.

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    I am still unable to find a UNIX web hosting server which has the mod_gzip module from the searches. Is there any web hosting companies providing for this? Any one has any experience of using such server? What is the pros and cons?

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    Biggest con is that the server would have to use more CPU time to process the compressions and such...

    Ask a host you're interested in if they have it. If they don't, see if they will install it for you. It's worth a shot.
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    Will the compression makes the meta tags incomprehensible for search engines and thereby affect search engines rankings?

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    Re: Find Fast Web Hosting with automatic compression tool

    Originally posted by spiderman2
    I am looking for a fast web hosting UNIX server with compression tool installed. e.g mod_gzip so that html pages will be compressed automatically. Can anyone refer me to a hosting company who provides such server?

    Or can anyone refer a web hosting with the fastest speed and internet connection?
    bandwidth is not that expensive... why do you need mod_gzip for?
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    Re: Find Fast Web Hosting with automatic compression tool

    Originally posted by spiderman2
    I am looking for a fast web hosting UNIX server with compression tool installed. e.g mod_gzip so that html pages will be compressed automatically. Can anyone refer me to a hosting company who provides such server?

    Or can anyone refer a web hosting with the fastest speed and internet connection?
    I can't speak as to mod_gzip within apache but my PHP scripts all use output buffering and start like this:

    PHP Code:
    ini_set('zlib.output_compression''On');
    ini_set('zlib.output_compression_level''9'); 
    It wasn't *super* noticable on my cable connection but it did improve load times on dialup from what I've been told. I use hostrocket.com as my hosting provider.

    I would guess however that if you just research your .htaccess you should be able to put an option in there to enable mod_gzip if it's installed but just not on by default. I can't see any reason why a provider wouldn't install it and make it an option but not automatically on for all clients.

    Of course, I don't and wouldn't use such a thing so this is all just my best guess.

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    Originally posted by cybexhost
    Biggest con is that the server would have to use more CPU time to process the compressions and such...

    Ask a host you're interested in if they have it. If they don't, see if they will install it for you. It's worth a shot.
    I find the processing is mostly offset by having apache able to kill of processes faster and free up more memory. Combine it with lingerd and you have a pretty good combination. Plus, you can squeeze out extra bandwith for your customers, which is always a plus for them
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    To speed page loading for the end user mod_gzip is a great module to enable. Along with a good PHP Accelerator you can dramatically speed things up on your boxes. Even though dial-up is becoming a dinosaur, these features make a big difference to those still riding that dinosaur...

    It's tough to provide those types of features on the everything for $1 plans though. There is always a trade-off where price is concerned. The question is, do you want your site fast and reliable? Or do you want your site cheap?

    It's very rare to find both in a single provider that will survive the test of time...

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