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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

cache-control / deflate optimizations in apache

these lines can be used in .htaccess too

now we get better results with firebug/yslow (B performance grade is now , before was an F grade )

before we had 700k of html code transfered over the wire
now is ~40K for example

#Enable Cache control
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
#ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 2 days"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 1 year"
# compress all text & html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/x-javascript text/css
# Insert filter
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

# Don't compress images
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \
\.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ no-gzip dont-vary 

ps: a good idea is to disable the parameters after css !
for example we had style.css?=200
so it reloaded all background images everytime even if we specified expire time in apache
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