How often do you think about improving performance of Apache2 httpd web-server? â€œItâ€™s too slowâ€, â€œwe need more powerfull serverâ€, etc. Telling the truth, default settings of Apache2 arenâ€™t good and itâ€™s best to try optimizing those first, before thinking of more advanced solutions.
Mod_deflate in apache2 is pretty much the same as mod_gzip in apache1.3, and mod_deflate is included with the apache2 source package. Both modules allow compressing of the apache server on the fly
Itâ€™s simillar to nginx settings gzip_comp_level. So, I have Apache2 httpd with great perfomance improvement with DeflateCompressionLevel.