HeaviestMatter HeaviestMatter - 2 years ago 100
Apache Configuration Question

Developer at my company tells me Apache has nothing to do with serving GZIP'd content

I'd like a second opinion as what i'm being told contradicts everything i'm reading.

I have a Wordpress site running on an Apache server. I want to enable GZIP compression. I have not been successful in doing so via Wordpress plugins, so I want to try it via adding the appropriate lines to .htaccess. I am being told I should not do this, and that Wordpress should "be responsible for creating the GZIP files".

This sounds wrong to me and I would like some input. Thanks!

Answer Source

Your instincts are correct, what you have been told is wrong. Apache can handle GZIP compression with no issues.

Please see the .htaccess instructions here: https://technumero.com/gzip-compression-in-wordpress/

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