Apache mod_deflate module is used for compressing content before serving to client. You can configure compression only if your hosting provider has enabled the mod_deflate module in Apache.
Let’s use the following steps to enable Apache gzip compression using the cPanel web interface.
Step 1 – Login to cPanel Account
Firstly login to your cPanel account using the web interface. The default cPanel interface is accessible on ports 2083 (SSL) and 2082 (non-SSL). The default URL of cPanel access could be like:
Log in with the cPanel credentials.
Step 2 – Open Optimize Website Panel
After login in to the cPanel account, You will find the option Optimize Website under the Software section. Just click on Optimize Website icon to open settings.
Step 3 – Enable Apache Gzip Compression
On this page, you will find three options to select. Get below details of each option and select the appropriate option.
- Disabled – Select this option to disable gzip compression for you website and click
- Compress all content – Select this option to compress all your website’s content and click
- Compress the specified MIME types – Select this option and input the MIME types in below text box to compress specific files only and click
Update Settings. MIME types list on Wikipedia
and you have all done. You have successfully enabled Gzip compression for your site. Use this link to verify the compression.