This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. GZIP has been king of the compression world for nearly 2 decades but Brotli is now finally being adopted by more updated hosts. I’ve been testing it on several servers to see which compression levels would be most suitable (basically anywhere from 4-6) and will soon launch it live on our US West server….this weekend probably.
What does this mean for you?
- A few percentage points of faster page load time since Brotli compresses files to be smaller than with GZIP.
Does Brotli compression make a noticeable difference?
- I think no for most folks, but performance is often achieved this way…a few percentage points here and there…which quickly adds up to 10-25% gains.