What is Gzip Compression?
When a user visits your website, the files from the server end are requested by the client’s browser. The server compresses the files and thus reduces the transfer time. On the client’s side the file is first decompressed and then visualized.
Why Gzip Compression is important?
It is recommended because of the reasons below;
- Sometimes the file size is reduced to 70%.
- It increases the page speed.
- Cost benefit ratio: high
Enable Compression using .htaccess
Compression can be enabled by adding code below to a file named .htaccess on web host/server.
You may also like to read:- Why is HTML Minification Important? How to Minify HTML, CSS?
Enable Compression on Apache Web Servers
If the above does not work try using below code:
Enable Compression on NGINX
Add the below code to the config file
Enable Compression on IIS
If your are using IIS server, we recommend you to check out Microsoft’s guide:
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