How to enable gZip on IIS7

Static and Dynamic Compression in IIS7
(via Remote IIS Manager)

Static Compression
This is used to provide file types that do not typically change, included but not limited to *.txt, *.css etc..

Dynamic Compression
This compression refer to the way it is distributed rather than the content type; using dynamic compression means that the compressed content is being generated each time, consuming server CPU and resources. This is used to provide for example pages that changes often such as ASP files.

Also check Deflate RFC and gZip RFC documentation.

How to install the proper compression
HTTP compression is usually available on the default installation of IIS 7. However, only static compression is installed by default. To install static or dynamic compression, use the following steps.

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Elgg: Editing Spotlight Area

After installing Elgg, you will find that there are two boxes at the bottom of every page with some links and description about elgg. This is called the “Spotlight” and it is a great place to put useful links.

The other box under the spotlight is the copyright bar. Here in this guide, we will learn how to edit both the spotlight and the bar under it.

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Using telerik sitefinity with Arvixe shared plans

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There are a lot of ways to install telerik sitefinity CMS on hosted web sites.
Doing it on Arvixe site is pretty easy since you have a lot of freedom Smiley

With this guide I want to show you how to do this step by step.
We will install a “Sitefinity Web CMS 4.0” site on a personal APS account.
This is the “smallest” account – it will also work with the bigger ones.
The only exception are VPS or dedicated hosts using “sitefinity direct installation”.

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