cannot enable compression

I'm looking to get the performance score up higher and per the test, I need to enable compression. I've tried to run through the steps but it's still not working.

Could you lend any advice?

  • Predrag Dubajic

    Hi Jeremy,

    Hope you're doing well.

    Hummingbird uses .htaccess rules to enable GZIP compression on your server, however for those rules to work your server needs to have mod_deflate enabled on your server.
    Can you get in touch with your hosting provider and make sure that this is indeed enabled.

    If the issue is still there after that it is possible that your server has predefined rules for this or is not allowing for the changes to be applied via .htaccess rules.
    In this case you would need to contact your host again and ask them to either change the GZIP compression rules on the server or at least allow the changes to made via .htaccess and that will allow Hummingbird to do its thing.

    Let us know how it goes or if you have any additional questions.

    Best regards,
    Predrag