I need to setup Gzip compression for a Magento project. I have tried many code in the .htaccess file in my project, but weren't able to enable Gzip.

Please give me the right solution.

  • Are you talking about gzip compression to improve site performance? – Mukesh Sep 9 '15 at 10:06
  • yes, tell me how to compression? – Kishan Kothari Sep 9 '15 at 10:07
  • Have you solve this problem yet?? – Nitesh Mar 29 '17 at 11:03

Make sure mod_deflate is on in Apache. You can check by creating an info.php file and calling phpinfo();. It will output server PHP / Apache specs in the browser. Don't forget to remove it when you're done!

Then add the following to your htaccess file

<IfModule mod_php5.c>
    ## enable resulting html compression
   php_flag zlib.output_compression on

<IfModule mod_deflate.c>

    ## Force compression for mangled `Accept-Encoding` request headers
    <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
        <IfModule mod_headers.c>
            SetEnvIfNoCase ^(Accept-EncodXng|X-cept-Encoding|X{15}|~{15}|-{15})$ ^((gzip|deflate)\s*,?\s*)+|[X~-]{4,13}$ HAVE_Accept-Encoding
            RequestHeader append Accept-Encoding "gzip,deflate" env=HAVE_Accept-Encoding

    ## Compress all output labeled with one of the following media types.
    <IfModule mod_filter.c>
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE "application/atom+xml" \
                                      "application/javascript" \
                                      "application/json" \
                                      "application/ld+json" \
                                      "application/manifest+json" \
                                      "application/rdf+xml" \
                                      "application/rss+xml" \
                                      "application/schema+json" \
                                      "application/vnd.geo+json" \
                                      "application/vnd.ms-fontobject" \
                                      "application/x-font-ttf" \
                                      "application/x-javascript" \
                                      "application/x-web-app-manifest+json" \
                                      "application/xhtml+xml" \
                                      "application/xml" \
                                      "font/eot" \
                                      "font/opentype" \
                                      "image/bmp" \
                                      "image/svg+xml" \
                                      "image/vnd.microsoft.icon" \
                                      "image/x-icon" \
                                      "text/cache-manifest" \
                                      "text/css" \
                                      "text/html" \
                                      "text/javascript" \
                                      "text/plain" \
                                      "text/vcard" \
                                      "text/vnd.rim.location.xloc" \
                                      "text/vtt" \
                                      "text/x-component" \
                                      "text/x-cross-domain-policy" \


    ## Map the following filename extensions to the specified
    ## encoding type in order to make Apache serve the file types
    ## with the appropriate `Content-Encoding` response header
    ## (do note that this will NOT make Apache compress them!).
    <IfModule mod_mime.c>
        AddEncoding gzip              svgz

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  • hello sander code do not work. i add this code but can not g.zip enable. – Kishan Kothari Sep 9 '15 at 16:40
  • I'll need a bit more than that to help you. Any errors or hints on whats not working? – Sander Mangel Sep 9 '15 at 21:25
  • website is proper work but when i check from this link checkgzipcompression.com than show G.zip not enable. – Kishan Kothari Sep 10 '15 at 10:24
  • Are you sure mod_deflate is on? – Sander Mangel Sep 10 '15 at 10:25
  • yes, sure node is on – Kishan Kothari Sep 10 '15 at 16:53

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