compression-webpack-plugin
Prepare compressed versions of assets to serve them with Content-Encoding
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compression-webpack-plugin

Prepare compressed versions of assets to serve them with Content-Encoding.

Getting Started

To begin, you'll need to install compression-webpack-plugin:

$ npm install compression-webpack-plugin --save-dev

Then add the plugin to your webpack config. For example:

webpack.config.js

const CompressionPlugin = require('compression-webpack-plugin');

module.exports = {
  plugins: [new CompressionPlugin()],
};

And run webpack via your preferred method.

Options

Name Type Default Description
test {String\|RegExp\|Array<String\|RegExp>} undefined Include all assets that pass test assertion
include {String\|RegExp\|Array<String\|RegExp>} undefined Include all assets matching any of these conditions
exclude {String\|RegExp\|Array<String\|RegExp>} undefined Exclude all assets matching any of these conditions
algorithm {String\|Function} gzip The compression algorithm/function
compressionOptions {Object} { level: 9 } Compression options for algorithm
threshold {Number} 0 Only assets bigger than this size are processed (in bytes)
minRatio {Number} 0.8 Only assets that compress better than this ratio are processed (minRatio = Compressed Size / Original Size)
filename {String\|Function} [path].gz[query] The target asset filename.
cache {Boolean} true Enable file caching

test

Type: String|RegExp|Array<String|RegExp> Default: undefined

Include all assets that pass test assertion.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      test: /\.js(\?.*)?$/i,
    }),
  ],
};

include

Type: String|RegExp|Array<String|RegExp> Default: undefined

Include all assets matching any of these conditions.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      include: /\/includes/,
    }),
  ],
};

exclude

Type: String|RegExp|Array<String|RegExp> Default: undefined

Exclude all assets matching any of these conditions.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      exclude: /\/excludes/,
    }),
  ],
};

algorithm

Type: String|Function Default: gzip

The compression algorithm/function.

String

The algorithm is taken from zlib.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      algorithm: 'gzip',
    }),
  ],
};

Function

Allow to specify a custom compression function.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      algorithm(input, compressionOptions, callback) {
        return compressionFunction(input, compressionOptions, callback);
      },
    }),
  ],
};

compressionOptions

Type: Object Default: { level: 9 }

Compression options for algorithm.

If you use custom function for the algorithm option, the default value is {}.

You can find all options here zlib.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      compressionOptions: { level: 1 },
    }),
  ],
};

threshold

Type: Number Default: 0

Only assets bigger than this size are processed. In bytes.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      threshold: 8192,
    }),
  ],
};

minRatio

Type: Number Default: 0.8

Only assets that compress better than this ratio are processed (minRatio = Compressed Size / Original Size). Example: you have image.png file with 1024b size, compressed version of file has 768b size, so minRatio equal 0.75. In other words assets will be processed when the Compressed Size / Original Size value less minRatio value. You can use 1 value to process assets that are smaller than the original. Use a value of Number.MAX_SAFE_INTEGER to process all assets even if they are larger than the original (useful when you are pre-zipping all assets for AWS)

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      minRatio: 0.8,
    }),
  ],
};

filename

Type: String|Function Default: [path].gz[query]

The target asset filename.

String

[file] is replaced with the original asset filename. [path] is replaced with the path of the original asset. [dir] is replaced with the directory of the original asset. [name] is replaced with the filename of the original asset. [ext] is replaced with the extension of the original asset. [query] is replaced with the query.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      filename: '[path].gz[query]',
    }),
  ],
};

Function

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      filename(info) {
        // info.file is the original asset filename
        // info.path is the path of the original asset
        // info.query is the query
        return `${info.path}.gz${info.query}`;
      },
    }),
  ],
};

deleteOriginalAssets

Type: Boolean Default: false

Whether to delete the original assets or not.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      deleteOriginalAssets: true,
    }),
  ],
};

cache

⚠ Ignored in webpack 5! Please use https://webpack.js.org/configuration/other-options/#cache.

Type: Boolean|String Default: true

Enable file caching. The default path to cache directory: node_modules/.cache/compression-webpack-plugin.

Boolean

Enable/disable file caching.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      cache: true,
    }),
  ],
};

String

Enable file caching and set path to cache directory.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      cache: 'path/to/cache',
    }),
  ],
};

Examples

Using Zopfli

Prepare compressed versions of assets using zopfli library.

ℹ️ @gfx/zopfli require minimum 8 version of node.

To begin, you'll need to install @gfx/zopfli:

$ npm install @gfx/zopfli --save-dev

webpack.config.js

const zopfli = require('@gfx/zopfli');

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      compressionOptions: {
        numiterations: 15,
      },
      algorithm(input, compressionOptions, callback) {
        return zopfli.gzip(input, compressionOptions, callback);
      },
    }),
  ],
};

Using Brotli

Brotli is a compression algorithm originally developed by Google, and offers compression superior to gzip.

Node 10.16.0 and later has native support for Brotli compression in its zlib module.

We can take advantage of this built-in support for Brotli in Node 10.16.0 and later by just passing in the appropriate algorithm to the CompressionPlugin:

webpack.config.js

const zlib = require('zlib');

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      filename: '[path].br[query]',
      algorithm: 'brotliCompress',
      test: /\.(js|css|html|svg)$/,
      compressionOptions: {
        // zlib’s `level` option matches Brotli’s `BROTLI_PARAM_QUALITY` option.
        level: 11,
      },
      threshold: 10240,
      minRatio: 0.8,
      deleteOriginalAssets: false,
    }),
  ],
};

Note The level option matches BROTLI_PARAM_QUALITY for Brotli-based streams

Multiple compressed versions of assets for different algorithm

webpack.config.js

const zlib = require('zlib');

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    new CompressionPlugin({
      filename: '[path].gz[query]',
      algorithm: 'gzip',
      test: /\.js$|\.css$|\.html$/,
      threshold: 10240,
      minRatio: 0.8,
    }),
    new CompressionPlugin({
      filename: '[path].br[query]',
      algorithm: 'brotliCompress',
      test: /\.(js|css|html|svg)$/,
      compressionOptions: {
        level: 11,
      },
      threshold: 10240,
      minRatio: 0.8,
    }),
  ],
};

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