HTTPÂ compression speeds up file delivery, reduces bandwidth costs, and reduces server load. ZipEnable extends the built-in â€œOn/Offâ€Â compression inÂ IIS 6.0. TheÂ native compression is fast, incurs minimal resource penalties, and is included in the purchase of the OS.
However, there are drawbacks to the built-in tools:
- No browser compatibility checking. Without this feature, you risk sending compressed content to a browser incapable of decompression.
- Limited configuration options.
- No graphical interface for most controls.
- Verify browser compatibility in real time.
- Quickly deploy HTTPÂ compression withÂ ZipEnableâ€™s configuration wizard.
- Granularly manageÂ compression at the global, site, directory, and file levels â€“Â without writing a single line of code or editing the IIS metabase.
GlobalÂ Compression Configuration
ModifyÂ Compression Schemes by File Type
Using Industry-standardÂ Gzip and Deflatecompression schemes, ZipEnable modifiesÂ compressionschemes by file type. Ability to set level ofÂ compression (1-10) for each scheme and access to granular control of acceptable file extensions forÂ compression.
Site level configuration
ZipEnable allows configuration ofÂ compression at directory and file levels for individual virtual servers (sites). ZipEnableâ€™s tree view makes for easy navigation and configuration.
ZipEnableâ€™s powerfulÂ Persistent Overridesfeature allows you to keep global and site levelÂ compressionsettings in order.
ZipEnable is able to controlÂ compression exclusions based on HTTP version, proxy usage, and type of request.
Gzip and DeflateÂ Compression
Within ZipEnable user has ability to set priority of default Gzip and DeflateÂ compression schemes. As well as, adjust otherÂ compression settings such as I/0 buffer size and minimum file size to compress limits.
Default settings roll-back option restoresÂ IIS 6.0 native compression settings upon ZipEnable uninstallation (roll-back to metabase settings prior to ZipEnable installation).