Old 13-08-2010, 10:35   #1 (permalink)
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Compress with gzip

I always use ySlow to test my websites for speed etc.

I have some code to use gzip compression in my htaccess file, however it never seems to work properly. I've tried deflate and gzip to no avail - I still get a bad rating from ySlow.

Does anyone have any htaccess compression tips or snippets that work for them? Cheers.
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Old 13-08-2010, 11:38   #2 (permalink)
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I'm no expert on using compression to streamline a site... but I do know that you aren't going to improve your speed rating with gzip if you are hampered by poor hosting and massive jpgs. Does ySlow break down what is causing your poor score?
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Old 13-08-2010, 11:51   #3 (permalink)
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I've worked out that 1&1 doesn't allow gzip or deflate on their shared hosting, so it appears that is why it doesn't work! Not too much I can do about it I guess...

The hosting is cheap, but pretty reliable - it's not like my site is slow, I just like to make sure it's as fast as possible! Jpgs are all of a good size.
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