It is a known fact that the website speed is crucial nowadays for the ranking in search engines and especially Google. Another known fact is that most website owners are not aware what they need to do to speed up their websites. That’s why we decided to enable gzip compression by default on all servers running the sPanel control panel.
How to speed up my website?
There are many many steps that you need to perform to make your website load quickly. You may read the article why is your website loading slowly to learn more about the subject. What can you do?
One of the most important techniques you can use to make your website load fast is enabling gzip compression. It will significantly decrease the size of your static content and the visitor will have to download less data to see the whole website.
Gzip enabled by default
Enabling gzip compression requires specific code to be added to your .htaccess configuration file. Most website owners do not know how to do that or they forget about it. That’s why we decided to enable gzip compression by default on all sPanel cloud virtual servers. That increased websites speed by up to 15%.