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compression configuration using htaccess

How to enable compression for my domain ?

To enable compression of website content using .htaccess, you can use the following code:


# Enable compression
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
    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
</IfModule>

This code uses the mod_deflate Apache module to enable compression of specific file types. The file types listed in the code, such as text/html and application/javascript, will be compressed when they are served by the web server.

The AddOutputFilterByType directive specifies which file types to compress, and the DEFLATE option specifies the compression method to use. By enabling compression, the size of the files served by the server can be reduced, resulting in faster page load times and improved website performance.

Note that in order to use this code, the mod_deflate Apache module must be installed and enabled on the web server. You can check whether the module is installed and enabled by looking for a line containing "mod_deflate" in the output of the Apache server's configuration file.