Add Brotli compression to Nginx on Ubuntu


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Step 1

Download and extract nginx sources. Replace YOUR_NGINX_VERSION by version number from the sudo nginx -v output.

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To correctly do this step we need to make nginx from sources with all arguments from current installing.

Run sudo nginx -V command and copy all text from “configure arguments” section after ‘:’ symbol.

Run next commands but replace $CONFIGURE_ARGUMENTS with your configure arguments from the previous output.

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Restart nginx, but check configuration first.

Step 7

Enable Brotli for dynamic content by adding another instruction to the “/etc/nginx/nginx.conf” file in “http” section.

Restart nginx.

Step 8

Check value of a response header with the name “content-encoding”. It should be “br”.



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