gzipis short for GNU zip, a GNU free software file compression program. It was created by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. Version 0.1 was first publicly released on October 31, 1992. Version 1.0 followed in February 1993. The HTTP/1.1 protocol allows for clients to optionally request the compression of content from the server.
There are currently 4 different compressors written by MoxieCode based on various server technologies:
They can be downloaded from our Download page.
There are also other compressors maintained by third-party developers:
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