Continuing with providing tips for website performance results — or just making sure we’re no longer getting a failing grade via performance reports from GTMetrix, Google’s PageSpeed Insights, or web.dev — here’s how to enable gzip compression on your Apache server.
First, check if
mod_deflate is installed and enabled. It should be installed and enabled since
mod_deflate is a default module enabled out the box for Apache. Run
apachectl -t -D DUMP_MODULES | grep deflate and look for
Then add this to your
Then add this to your Apache conf file
And finally restart your Apache server
sudo service apache2 restart
I hope that helps! Oh, and make sure you check out my post on how to leverage browser caching.
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