- Configure the web server to perform compression encoding of the response data before it is sent back to the browser, which decompresses it for use on the client.
Note: Since this behavior is negotiated between server and client, an HTTP 1.1-compliant web server must not use any compression encoding unless the client indicated support of it by a Request Header (Accept-Encoding).
For browser caching configuration, follow these guidelines.
For more information, see these industry resources:
For more information about configuring IIS, see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313075
Non-IIS web server configuration