Enable GZIP Compression on nginx Servers
Speed kills, and there's nothing like a speedy website. When you come to this blog, I want you to have a great experience, which is why I've worked tirelessly to compress every asset and avoid unnecessary synchronous interactions. In reviewing my site with Google Pagespeed Insights, I noticed that my virtual private server from Media Temple wasn't configured to serve assets gzip compressed. Oh no! Here's how I enabled gzip compression and made my site miles faster!
Create a file at
/etc/nginx/conf.d/gzip.conf with the following content:
gzip_disable "MSIE [1-6]\.(?!.*SV1)";
With that file now in place, restart your server and you will now be serving site assets with gzip compression. Google takes site speed into account when ranking and placing your sites in their search engine so do your users a favor and strive for the fastest site possible -- especially for mobile users!
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