Speed up your website using gZip compression. Huh, what’s that? Gzip is a method of compressing files (making them smaller) for faster network transfers. Compression allows your web server to provide smaller file sizes which load faster for your website users.
You can test your server to see if it is sending out compressed data by using this gZip tool: HTTP Compression Test
The easiest way to enable the gZIP compression for your images, CSS and JS files is to add these lines to your .htaccess file in the root WordPress folder:
CAUTION: Be careful when editing the .htaccess file. Mistakes here can take down your site! If unsure what to do, Just Call The WordPress Guy!