IBM HTTP Server and mod_deflate

The Apache v2 module mod_deflate is extremely handy if you are serving IBM Connections up to remote locations with little bandwidth. Some of the Connections pages have large css or java script files that are required to function correctly but for countries that have poor connection to the remote server this causes slow page load times and sometimes timeouts.

The steps to enable this compression method

  • Edit the httpd config and enable the deflate module
  • Add the deflate information
  • Set the deflate compression level to the desired level
  • Add the information to the virtual hosts
  • Restart the HTTP server