I have found a couple of tutorials on how to enable gzip, but nothing seems to be working for me, so my question is how do i enable gzip. I am on a shared Dreamhost hosting server, It is running PHP version 5.2, and Apache, from the php info i have found this line, maybe this could help?
zlib ZLib Support enabled Stream Wrapper support compress.zlib:// Stream Filter support zlib.inflate, zlib.deflate Compiled Version 126.96.36.199 Linked Version 188.8.131.52 Directive Local Value Master Value zlib.output_compression Off Off zlib.output_compression_level -1 -1 zlib.output_handler no value no value
I have also found this line
_SERVER["HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING"] gzip, deflate
I don’t know if that has anything to do with it. But that is my first question, secondly, i have dropbox, hosting a javscript file, and I am wondering is it possible to have that file gzipped, It is not being transfered compressed, so is ther any way to do so?
Have you tried with ob_gzhandler?
<?php ob_start("ob_gzhandler"); ?> <html> <body> <p>This should be a compressed page.</p> </html> <body>
As an alternative, with the Apache web server, you can add a DEFLATE output filter to your top-level server configuration, or to a
Tip: Sometimes it is pretty tricky to detect if the web server is sending compressed content or not. This online tool can help with that.
Using the developer tools in my web browser, I tested a PHP file with and without compression to compare the size. In my case, the difference was 1 MB (non-compressed) and 56 KB compressed.