Compressing Content

Apache 2.0 and 2.2 allow you to compress content using mod_deflate before sending it to the visitor's browser. The types of content to be compressed are specified by MIME type. The mod_deflate module provides similar functionality as mod_gzip.

Mod_deflate is available on all our Linux based hosting packages, including Shared, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Server plans.

You can enable or disable it in cPanel by doing the following:

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. In the Software/Services section, click on Optimize Website.
  3. Under Compress Content, select the appropriate option:
    • Disabled
    • Compress all content
    • Compress the specified MIME types
  4. Specify the MIME types if you selected Compress the specified MIME types.
  5. Click Update Settings.

These settings will be applied to your entire cPanel account.