Enabling GZIP Compression

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GZIP is a form of compression that can drastically speed up your site. Here's how you can enable it.

Plesk #

GZIP is already tuned and enabled. You don't need to do anything, and shouldn't, as adding the rules below may actually slow down your site.

cPanel #

Add the following rules via FTP or file manager to your .htaccess file. ("Showing hidden files" needs to be enabled in the cPanel file manager settings).

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript

Save the file, and GZIP is now enabled.