Chapter 8. Server-Side Tuning

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Preventing mobile transcoding

  • Adding mobile MIME types

  • Making cache manifest display properly

  • Setting far future expire headers

  • Gzip compression

  • Entity tag removal


Server-side performance directly impacts the page loading speed. Proper server configuration can hugely improve the client-side loading speed.

In this chapter, we will go through some of the server-side configurations used to make mobile websites and applications perform better and faster. Some of the concepts are mobile-centric; some are applicable to the desktop web as well.

There are many server best practice guidelines, but some may not be comprehensive enough. In this chapter, we combine the best of the best practices ...

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