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Using HTTP Compression

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

To more efficiently use available bandwidth, enable IIS HTTP compression. HTTP compression provides faster transmission time between compression-enabled browsers and IIS, regardless of whether your content is served from local storage or a UNC resource. You can compress static files and application response files. Compressing application response files is usually called dynamic compression.

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Related Information

  • For a detailed discussion of how HTTP compression works, how to test compression, and detailed compression configuration options, see Using HTTP Compression for Faster Downloads.

  • For more information about improving the performance of IIS network resources using related features like bandwidth throttling and connection time-outs, see Administering Network Resources.

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