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<h5 class="page-header"><a id="content" name="content">FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)</a></h5>

<h6 id="subscr">Why does this extension do only half of the job? Automatic download is missing!</h6>
<p>Adblock Plus can already download a filter list periodically by itself.
Telling Adblock Plus to do so is as easy as opening the options window
(clicking the arrow of the toolbar button or right clicking the status bar icon)
and opening the dialog for adding a new filter subscription from the "Filters" menu.
In this dialog you give the subscription a name of your choice (e.g. "My Own")
and give the URL you're uploading the filters to.</p>

<h6 id="hosting">Where should I upload the filters to?</h6>
<p>If you don't already have a hosting provider, there are many free ones.
<a href="">Just google for them...</a></p>

<h6 id="options">What should I put into the Host and Path fields?</h6>
<p>This depends on your web hoster. However, most follow some conventions.
Given your files were available at, the host
will most likely be either or and the path will be
/yourusername/adblock.txt or just /adblock.txt. In some cases, the files that
are available via http will also be under a directory called /www/ or similar.<br/>
<strong>Note that the host isn't preceeded
by "ftp://" or "http://" nor hasn't a trailing slash.<br/>
Also, the path should begin with a slash and it MUST contain the filename.</strong>
If you're just providing a folder name, this will lead to a error message that's hard to interprete.</p>

<h6 id="gzip-disabled">Why can't I enable gzip compression?</h6>
<p>Gzip compression is only supported in Gecko 1.9 (Firefox 3) applications and higher.
In older versions, gzip compression is not available.</p>

<h6 id="gzip-serverconfig">How do I have to configure my web server so I can use gzip compression?</h6>
<p>This generally depends on your server. In Apache you can put e.g. this in your httpd.conf or .htaccess:
(given that the filename is adblock.txt.gz)</p>
&lt;Files adblock.txt.gz>
    AddType text/plain .gz
    AddEncoding gzip .gz
    AddCharset UTF-8 .gz
<p>For other servers, <a href="">Google should know the answer.</a></p>

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