Optimize system performance by enabling data compression
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If you're looking for ways to optimize system performance, consider enabling data compression on the IBM HTTP server. You can use the Apache mod_deflate module to improve response time in environments that have low bandwidth and high latency. The Apache mod_deflate module compresses output from your server before the data is sent to the client over the network.
Setting the compression level is to 3 provides minimal CPU usage and a decent benefit from the compression. You can also set the compression level to 6, which provides even more compression benefit with a small CPU overhead.
The wiki now has detailed, step-by-step instructions for enabling data compression on the IBM HTTP server.