Is mod_gzip installed?


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Overview

Since the Grid runs the newer Apache 2, mod_gzip has been replaced by the more flexible and configurable mod_deflate.

Essentially, this means that if you are seeking to find a way to disable mod_gzip for any reason, you actually don't need to do anything since we are not using it at all.

Should you be experiencing 500 Internal Server Error, it could be due to code that you are using may be relying on the mod_gzip module to be present.

Instructions to enable

Here is sample code that can be used with the .htaccess file to enable mod_deflate on the Grid:

Filename: .htaccess

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript

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Overview

Since the introduction of Apache 2, mod_gzip has been replaced by the more flexible and configurable mod_deflate.

Essentially, this means that if you are seeking to find a way to disable mod_gzip for any reason, you actually don't need to do anything since we are not using it at all.

Should you be experiencing 500 Internal Server Error, it could be due to code that you are using may be relying on the mod_gzip module to be present.

Instructions to enable

Here is sample code that can be used with the .htaccess file to enable mod_deflate on your WordPress:

Filename: .htaccess

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript

Resources