What is HTTP compression?
The overall goal of HTTP compression is to reduce the number of bytes that must be transmitted over the tubes between your server and the user's machine. Since transmission time is often the slowest bottleneck in loading a page, and since bandwidth directly relates to your costs as a site operator, reducing the bytes you transmit to the user can save you money and improve your site's performance.
HTTP Compression in asp.net
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Few more good links on HTTP Compression with Asp.net, C#
- HTTP Compression in ASP.NET pages: http://www.stardeveloper.com/articles/display.html?article=2007110401&page=1
- HTTP compression in .NET Framework 2.0: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/CompressibleHTTP20.aspx
- HTTP Compression with HttpCompress: http://www.vbdotnetheaven.com/UploadFile/Ihelpable/httpcompression11262006234223PM/httpcompression.aspx