Installing Gzip on Nginx Server

How to Configure Gzip Compression on Nginx Server

If you’re familiar with Nginx this configuration will be a breeze. All you have to do is open your nginx.conf file and add the following code in the http section.


http {

...

##
 # Gzip Settings
 ##

gzip on;
 gzip_disable "msie6";
 gzip_min_length 1100;
 gzip_buffers 4 32k;
 gzip_types text/plain application/x-javascript text/xml text/css;
 gzip_vary on;

...

}

Here’s another article to reference for more verbose instructions. http://www.nginxtips.com/how-to-configure-nginx-gzip-compression/