How to Enable GZIP Compression in WordPress


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?
GZIP is a file format and a software application used for file compression and decompression. GZIP compression is enabled server-side, and allows for further reduction in the size of your HTML, stylesheets, and JavaScript files. It will not work on images as these are already compressed in a different way. Some have seen up to 70% reductions due to compression. It is probably one of the easiest optimizations you could make when it comes to WordPress.
Compression is the process of encoding information using fewer bits. — Ilya Grigorik,
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/14815/how-to-enable-gzip-compression-in-wordpress


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