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How To Use GZip


GZip is an application for compressing files. It is a helpful tool, especially when creating a backup of your files and downloading it to your local computer. HostGator shared servers support the use of GZip; however, it is important to note that this is not the same as mod_deflate.

To compress files using GZip:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Look for the Files section, then click on File Manager.

    cPanel - File Manager

  3. Select the files and/or folders you want to compress, then right-click and click Compress.

    File Manager - Select Compress

  4. A pop-up window will appear, asking you about the compression type. Choose GZip Archive, then click the Compress File(s) button.

    GZip Archive

  5. A .zip file is then created in your File Manager.

    Zipped file

To unzip a file:

  1. In your File Manager, locate the zipped file you wish to unzip.
  2. Right-click, then select Extract.
    File Manager - Extract
  3. Congratulations! You have successfully extracted the file!