GZIP is not working properly


I am trying to compress my website. and I got this error

gzip is not working properly:
- Your server may not have the "deflate" module enabled (mod_deflate for Apache, ngx_http_gzip_module for NGINX)
- Another plugin may be interfering with the configuration
If re-checking and restarting does not resolve, please check with your host or

What do I do?


  • Denitsa

    Hello Liesl Frank,
    I hope you are having an amazing day and thanks for asking!

    This message suggests that the "mod_deflate" module may not be enabled, will you check with your host if you indeed have the mod_deflate on?

    The following steps would also help:
    1) If you have any server-side caching solution (like Vanish for example) please purge its caches;
    2) Check via FTP whether you have the following line in your php.ini
    zlib.output_compression = On

    In case it's set to "off" you will want to change it to "on" and restart Apache.

    You might also want to write the necessary rules to your .htaccess file manually via FTP as suggested by Hummingbird on Hummingbird -> GZIP Compression.

    Let me know how it goes!

    Warm regards,

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