To achieve fast load times on your WordPress site, decreasing the size of your pages is crucial. This can mean the difference between a site that loads in under 1 second and one that feels like its crawling. Enabling GZIP compression can help reduce the size of your webpage, which can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the resource, reduce data usage for the client, and improve the time to first render of your pages. All modern browsers support it and automatically negotiate GZIP compression for all HTTP requests. Today we are going to share with you how to check and enable GZIP compression on your web server. What is GZIP Compression?
Compression is the process of encoding information using fewer bits. — Ilya Grigorik,