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How do I enable gzip compression on Spaces?

(I’m referring to the DigitalOcean Spaces + CDN Product)

How do I enable gzip compression on web assets that I have in my Space and using a CDN for? I’ve defined the Content-Encoding value to gzip and flushed the cache but it hasn’t worked.

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Shame on you, digitalocean.

it’s 2019 and there is no gzip? Really?

Your “CDN” is useless, there is no way to serve static files. So why does it need for?

I know this is very sub-optimal, but I wrote a simple js code to gzip js files before pushing it to Spaces.

const gzipme = require('gzipme');
gzipme('filename', true); // true means overwrite on the file.
 s3client.putObject({
                    Bucket: bucketName,
                    Key: 'filename',
                    Body: base64data,
                    ACL: 'public-read',
                    ContentType: 'application/javascript;charset=utf-8', 
                    ContentEncoding: 'gzip', // important
                    CacheControl: 'max-age=86400' // optional
                }, function (resp) {
                    console.log(arguments);
                    console.log('Successfully uploaded file:');
                    resolve('done');
                });

After doing this for all of my files, I purge CDN cache.

It works for me so far.

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