What is the Optimize Website option in cPanel

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Automatically compress specified types

Updated: October 27, 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff

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cPanel's Optimize Website feature allows you to compress specified types of content within Visitors browsers. This will help your web pages load faster.
Very useful if you wish for your site visitors to have a slightly better and faster experience when browsing your website. This is done using the gzip compression before sending it to the browser. The web browser will then extract the data and displays the webpage. All modern browsers support gzip compression.

Optimize Website

Manage compression

To compress all of your website’s content, perform the following steps:

  • 1) Select Compress All Content.
  • 2) Click Update Settings.

To disable compression of your website’s content, perform the following steps:

  • 1) Select Disabled.
  • 2) Click Update Settings.

To specify a list of types of content to compress, perform the following steps:

  • 1) Select the Compress the specified MIME types option.
  • 2) In the Mime Types text box, enter a space-separated list of the types of content that you wish to compress (for example, text/html text/plain text/xml).

Image file formats (for example, .jpg and .png) already compress data. Do not include any image file formats in the list.
Apache will compress PHP content if you enable the zlib.output_compression setting in cPanel’s MultiPHP INI Editor interface
cPanel >> Home >> Software >> MultiPHP INI Editor
For more information, see List of Internet media types.

  • 3) Click Update Settings.

cPanel saves your settings to a .htaccess file in your home directory. Your system administrator customizes these settings with the Apache FileMatch directive.

Additional information

For more information about the mod_deflate module, which handles website content compression, read the documentation for your server’s version of Apache

The Stats sidebar in cPanel’s Home interface displays your server’s version of Apache.

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