A few people got interested in drop-in web performance .htaccess file so I decided to move it to a separate project on Github and invite all of you to participate in building a simple solution for web site performance that anyone can use!
Go, fork it! We have a lot of work to do:
- Stoyan Stephanov suggested that we should move to whitelisting for gzip
- Paul Irish also shared .htaccess he created as part of HTML5 boilerplate project
- since I posted about this to Apache mailing list, I was also hoping to create fast-httpd.conf similar to fast-nginx.conf with a set of instructions for fast by default web servers
Check out the issue tracker, add your own suggestions / bug reports and vote for those that you think are important.
P.S. If you’d like to include sample .htaccess file with your Subversion project, just run
svn propedit svn:externals .
and add following line to it:
I did this in SVN Assets.