What is gzip compression?

GZip is a form of data compression of web page and makes it smaller before sending them over to the browser. This will help you page speed optimizations if you use it speeds page load faster that will significantly reduces wait time.



Gzip Compression Test lets you to test your website has Gzip enabled or not. Gzip is a application used to compress files and transmit over the network to speed up the website performance. gzip is based on deflate algorithm. If gzip is enabled on your web server it compresses the data and transmit over the network. So performance of your website increases well, gzip can compress most of the file types. You can enable gzip in many different ways I explained these methods below

Why Is It Important?

Because Compressing your website pages on the server is a great way to improve your page load speed. Very simple you just set the gzip setting on your server.

How to enable compression and gzip for page speed?

You can use two of the below methods to enabled Gzip Compression:

Using .htaccess

Edit your .htaccess file and add the following lines:

# compress text, html, javascript, css, xml:

  # Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fonts
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
  AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml

  # Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)
  BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
  BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
  BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
  Header append Vary User-Agent

Using PHP

Put the below code in top of your php file

ob_start('ob_gzhandler');


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