anyone know anything about using mod_deflate gzipping with Rails?

Anyone know anything about using mod_deflate gzipping with Rails? I've got it enabled in our .htaccess but it doesn't seem to handle gzip anything going through Rails. Any ideas?


It should. We’re using it for all our applications. This is the section that we stick at the end of our vhost configuration (not on .htaccess, but it really shouldn’t make all too much of a difference):


AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml text/javascript text/css

BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html

BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4.0[678] no-gzip

BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html

If it doesn’t work, you should check your apache logs, there should be some feedback in there on why the page isn’t deflated.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

Thanks Peter. This app is on shared hosting so we can't edit the vhost conf. I think I've managed to get an answer from the hosts (after a lot of talk). We simply have to move our app dir into our public_html folder.. which should make gzip compression work.


Alistair Holt