In the previous WordPress tutorial I explained 13 ways to speed up loading wordpress, this time I will provide more tutorials for speed up loading your wordpress with Gzip Compression. If you want to know more about gzip compression, how it works and why it’s great, please read this article to the end and don’t forget to put it into practice.
In short: enabling gzip compression on your site will dramatically reduce the amount of data sent from your server to browser visitors, thereby increasing the loading speed of your website pages.
3 benefits in this use:
- Make visitors feel enjoy, because no one needs to wait 10 seconds for each page of your website to load.
- SEO bonus, search engines also prefer sites that have fast loading
- Reduce server load: your server will no longer process large data requests
How to activate gzip in WordPress?
There are Several plugins to enable gzip, but my preferred method is to just add a few lines directly to the file .htaccess
* If you are confused about how to edit .htaccess read the article How to Edit Htaccess Via WordPress with WP Htaccess Editor
If you already know how, just copy the following code in the file htaccess you.
Results After you compress it will be like the image below. you can check the results here
or the easy way you can use a plugin WP HTTP Compression