IIS 7 Compression. Good? Bad? How much?

Posted by: Scott Forsyths WebLog, on 22 Feb 2009 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

If you haven't properly leveraged compression in IIS, you're missing out on a lot!  Compression is a trade-off of CPU for Bandwidth.  With the expense of bandwidth and relative abundance of CPU, it's an easy trade-off.  Yet, are you sure that your server is tuned optimally?  I wasn't, which is why I finally sat down to find out for sure.  I'll share the findings here. A few years ago I wrote about compression on IIS 6.  With IIS 6, the Microsoft defaults were a long...

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