How to Enable Compression in Windows Plesk


Today a lot of people are using the Windows operating system for their website hosting. The reason behind it is that in Windows hosting you get simply and best web hosting option where it supports Visual Basic or .NET programming. Windows hosting is also effortlessly compatible in terms of programming features such as PHP and MySQL. And today if you are using Windows webs hosting services for your website and if you are looking for information on how to enable the Compression in Windows Plesk Hosting then here is the information.

 

This document is applicable for Windows Shared Hosting, Windows Unlimited Hosting, Windows VPS or dedicated hosting customers.

 

It is very much recommended by Google or others also to pay more attention to faster loading of website. There are so many things can be done in Windows web hosting, either shared or windows VPS hosting, But compression of the web pages are most important and gives quick results.

 

To configure compression by modifying a web.config file.

 

Compression is already enabled for domains in IIS by default (after installation of static/dynamic compression feature). If it is not enabled additionally enable GZIP compression entirely in the Web.config file like below-

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

parameters

<configuration>

<system.webServer>

<urlCompression doStaticCompression="true" doDynamicCompression="true" />


</system.webServer>

</configuration>

 

For caching put the following in <system.webServer> section of Web.config file:

 

<caching enabled="true" enableKernelCache="true" />

 

Also, it is possible to enable it in IIS:

 

STEP 1:

 

1. Go to IIS > %Server_name% > Sites > %domain_name%

2. In IIS section double click on Compression or Output Caching.



 

STEP 2:

 

1. Go to IIS > %Server_name% > Sites > %domain_name%

2. Go to Management division double click on Configuration Editor

3. In Section drop-down menu expand the system.webServer and choose either Caching or urlCompression.

4. Modify the parameters and click Apply


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