How To Enable HTTP Compression In IIS 6.0

How To Enable HTTP Compression In IIS 6.0

In this post we will learn How To Enable HTTP Compression In IIS 6.0.To enable compression you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures.

To enable global HTTP compression by using IIS Manager:

1. In IIS Manager, double-click the local computer, right-click the Web Sites folder, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Service tab, and in the HTTP compression section, select the Compress application files check box to enable compression for dynamic files.

3. Select the Compress static files check box to enable compression for static files.

4. In the Temporary directory box, type the path to a local directory or click Browse to locate a directory. Once a static file is compressed, it is cached in this temporary directory until it expires, or the content changes. The directory must be on the local drive of an NTFS–formatted partition. The directory cannot be compressed or shared, and the access control lists (ACLs) for the directory must include Full Control access to the identity of the application pool or to the IIS_WPG group.

5. Under Maximum temporary directory size, click a folder size option. If you specify a maximum size under Limited to (in megabytes) (the default setting is 95 MB), then when the limit is reached, IIS automatically cleans up the temporary directory by applying the “least recently used” rule.

6. Click Apply, and then click OK.