[Mongrel] Mongrel/Apache mod_deflate question

Chih Chao Lam chao at nextsmallthings.com
Sun Jun 10 13:54:28 EDT 2007


Hi Scott,

Thanks for the link. However, does mod_deflate cache the files it  
compresses? For static files, would it be compressing over and over,  
perhaps hundreds of times per second? Is there a way to avoid this?

chao

On Jun 5, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Scott Hodson wrote:

> You probably want mod_deflate
>
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_deflate.html
>
>
> On 6/5/07, Chih Chao Lam <chao at nextsmallthings.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> We're moving from a single lighttpd-hosted Rails box to a Apache/
> mongrel cluster.
>
> In lighttpd, mod_compress had a very nice feature:
> if there's a static file, it would compress it in a user-specified
> compress folder. If the file hasn't changed, it would just serve out
> the compress file; if the file has changed, it would recompress it
> and serve it out.
>
> Is there such a deployment option in Apache?
>
> Also, I read in the "best practices" Apache/mongrel doc <http://
> mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/apache.html> of the use of mod_memcache
> and mod_cache. But I don't see it configuration scripts associated
> with it. Anyone using these modules care to comment? Is it possible
> to use mod_cache in association with mod_deflate to accomplish what
> mod_compress does in lighttpd?
>
> Thanks!
> chao
>
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