What is the ideal setting for Drupal Page Compression

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What is the ideal setting for Drupal Page Compression?

I’m running Drupal 6.28

Under the “Page Compression” area on this page:
Administer > Site configuration > Performance

It say: “By default, Drupal compresses the pages it caches in order to save bandwidth and improve download times. This option should be disabled when using a webserver that performs compression.”

QUESTIONS:

  1. Does Dreamhost’s webserver perform compression?
  2. What is the ideal setting for a small site?