How to enable gzip compression (Apache mod_deflate) in cPanel

To speed up loading times for your site and to save bandwidth, you can enable gzip compression. This means that content of your site will be served by the Apache Web Server in a compressed form.

Please notice that the Apache mod_deflate module must be installed on the server. Contact your host if you are unsure.

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To enable the gzip compression for your site, follow the steps:

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Look for Optimize Website entry (SOFTWARE cPanel section)
  3. Here you have 3 options:
    Disabled – which will disable the compression
    Compress All Content – with this option all content will be compressed
    Compress the specified MIME types – here, you will be able to input only certain MIME file types.
  4. So, choose the second option and click the Update Settings button. A confirmation message will appear: Website optimization preferences updated. Content compression is now enabled. Content compression is now enabled for all content.
  5. Your site is using now the gzip compression.
You can test if the gzip compression is working on your site at .

And the video tutorial:


Apache Module mod_deflate

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