Gzip compression is a file format and it is a method of compressing files for faster network transfers. Compression allows the web server to provide smaller file sizes and it loads faster for your website users. Enabling Gzip compression is a standard practice. It locates strings within a text file and replaces those strings temporarily to make the overall file size smaller. The importance of the Gzip compression is, it reduces the time taken for a website to transfer the page files and style sheets which can reduce the load time of your website.
Benefits of gzip as follows:
- It reduces sizes of pages by up to 70% and increases page speed.
- It can access to the .htaccess files or server administration files.