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Boosting Your WordPress Site’s Performance By Enabling GZIP Compression

October 14th, 2013 13 comments

Ever heard of GZIP? It is a simple software application that compresses/decompresses files based on an algorithm named DEFLATE. It works by finding similar strings in a text file and replacing them temporarily to make the overall file size smaller which would drastically improve the performance of your website. The algorithm perfectly works with CSS and HTML filetypes which typically contain repetitions of whitespaces, tags, and strings.

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