Gzip in .htaccess necessary when enabled serverwide?

If gzip is enabled on our server, is there any need to enable it in our .htaccess as well for WP?

Some gzip testing sites confirm gzip is working for our mu install and the super cache plugin indicates gzip is occurring as well, but other sites like ismyblogworking.com indicate gzip is not turned on …. just want to be sure we’ve done everything we need to do. Any feedback appreciated!

  • Praveen Thirumurugan
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    Don’t worry to enable GZip in every site in your hosting,

    Follow this steps:

    1) Login in to the cPanel of your Hosting.

    2) Go to Software -> Select PHP Version (Search is easy).

    3) Check the ‘zip’ box at the end.

    4) Now GZip is enabled for the whole hosting files.

    If that doesn’t work,

    1) Go to Software -> Optimize Website.

    2) Select ‘Compress All Content’ and click ‘Update Settings’

    3) GZip should be enabled.

    If this also fails,

    1) Try refreshing the website with ‘Shift + Refresh’. This will delete all the cache.

    2) Use .htaccess method as described by the host.


    Praveen Thirumurugan.

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