Get started with Serve from Zip

This is a feature of NetStorage that allows you to dynamically examine archive files and directly serve individual files from the archive.

Without this feature, an archive file would have to be completely unzipped to serve its contents, which could be a lengthy process if it contained a large number of files. Serve from Zip replaces the unzip process with an indexing command that verifies the file’s integrity and adds a hash table to facilitate locating specific files within it.

Serve from Zip offers the following benefits:

  • It eliminates the “Unzip” process. It makes individual files available almost immediately.
  • File installation bottlenecks can be bypassed. Since many individual files are compressed into a single archive, this undesired slow-down can be avoided.
  • It offers single file management capability. Contents that are updated and deleted in groups can be managed as one file rather than many separate files.

How do I access and use Serve from Zip?

Use and configuration of Serve from Zip is fully discussed in the NetStorage - User Guide.