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From Philip Mak <>
Subject Installing Apache 1.3.x with mod_accel and mod_deflate
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:30:29 GMT
I have updated my "Installing Apache 1.3.x with mod_accel and
mod_deflate" webpage at
to have links to current versions of software packages. The previous
version of the webpage was 3 years old.

mod_accel is a module that allows proxying to backend heavyweight web
servers (e.g. mod_perl enabled Apache). Unlike Apache1's mod_proxy, it
buffers large requests so as to free up the backend as quickly as
possible.  mod_deflate compresses files using gzip before sending them
to web browsers, resulting in as much as 90% reduction of bandwidth
usage and download time. Installing all these modules together can be
a daunting task, since mod_accel and mod_deflate require patches to
the Apache source code. This document gives step-by-step instructions
for compiling Apache together with these modules.

On a semi-related note, could someone comment about how mod_accel
compares to Apache2's mod_proxy? I don't know much about Apache2's
internals, and I'm still using Apache1 since it works and I'm afraid
of upgrading to something that may break my websites when I don't think
I need any Apache2 features.

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