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Optimize system performance by enabling data compression

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Optimize system performance by enabling data compression


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.

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