WordPress Performance and GZip.

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Everyone loves wordpress and everyone hates it's poor performance. The reason that it is so slow is because half a dozen mysql queries are executed for each fragment of a blog post that it displays. So I thought of trying to compress the wp_posts table to find out if it has any impact on performance but before doing that, the speed without compression has to be measured. Here is a typical result (when tested with httperf)

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