Gzip Compression test

GZip is a form of data compression of web page and makes it smaller before sending them over to the browser. This will help you page speed optimizations if you use it speeds page load faster that will significantly reduces wait time.




This test is the best way to check if your page uses HTML Compression. The compression function with similar strings that live in the text file and replacing the strings tool will save space in your HTML. This style of compression works better for web usa​ge because HTML and CSS files have a lot of repeated strings normally. For example, white spaces, tags, and style definitions.

Why Is It Important?

Because Compressing your website pages on the server is a great way to improve your page load speed. Very simple you just set the gzip setting on your server.

How to enable compression and gzip for page speed?

Using .htaccess

Edit your .htaccess file and add the following lines:

# compress text, html, javascript, css, xml:

# Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fonts
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml

# Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
Header append Vary User-Agent

Using PHP

Put the below code in top of your php file

ob_start('ob_gzhandler');