I installed the ‘Hyper cache‘-plugin yesterday. It minifies my output-html and posts are saved as static files on the server and the plugin enables gzip-compression. It automatically clears cache and starts over after one day. I don’t like to promote shit, but this plugin rocks!
Minifiy html profit
|Homepage index before:||45,5 Kb|
|Homepage index after:||44,7 Kb|
Well, this doesn’t change the world. But check this out:
G-zip compression profit
|Documents (2 files)||18 KB (49 KB uncompressed)|
|Images (44 files)||124 KB|
|Scripts (6 files)||35 KB (112 KB uncompressed)|
|Style Sheets (1 file)||3 KB (21 KB uncompressed)|
|Total:||180 KB (305 KB uncompressed)|
Do you see? My content is 305 KB without compression. Now it is served as 180 KB! Anyway; G-zip compression is very good if you need to safe bandwidth, but don’t forget you have some higher server load. I guess it also uses some more CPU at the client side. If you want to learn more about g-zip compression, it is already better explained on betterExplained.com.
Sending compressed data is very interesting. I think the world would be better place if every wordpress-installation has a cache plugin.