Gzip compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. This document describes gzipping http traffic which can reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support compression.


I’ve already wrote about setting up a Linux transparent squid proxy system. However I’m getting lots of questions about Squid basic installation and configuration: How do I install Squid Proxy server on CentOS 5 Liinux server? Sure Squid server is a popular open source GPLd proxy and web cache. It has a variety of uses, […]


You may have noticed that most my webpage are loading bit faster. Here is what I did: a) CSS code moved to its own file and included CSS at the top b) Removed unnecessary (read as fancy web 2.0 stupid stuff) external javascript snippets c) I’ve moved external javascript to bottom of page/template engine. For […]


Q. How can I find out Linux Resource utilization using vmstat command? How do I get information about high disk I/O and memory usage? A. vmstat command reports information about processes, memory, paging, block IO, traps, and cpu activity. However, a real advantage of vmstat command output – is to the point and (concise) easy […]