This is a quick method to check with using cURL that Nginx/Apache (or any other web server) compression with Nginx ngx_http_gzip_module (gzip), Nginx google/ngx_brotli (br), Apache mod_brotli (br), Apache mod_gzip (gzip) and Apache mod_deflate (deflate) is working. Only the remote server headers are needed. Check that the Nginx/Apache Compression is Working Get headers curl -s -I -H 'Accept-Encoding: br,gzip,deflate' -s option silent, disable progress bar. -I option which will make just HEAD request to server and get headers.