How to enable GZIP on a WAMP server

June 12, 2014   /   by Marco  / Categories :  Technology, Websites
GZIP Enabled

There’s a few way to enable GZIP on a WAMP server and here’s what I did to get mine working. This was tested with WAMP version 2.2

WHY ENABLE GZIP?

This will increase the speed it takes to load your website. Data is compressed before it is sent and decompressed at the receiver end. This process helps make your web pages load faster.

HOW TO ENABLE GZIP ON A WAMP SERVER?

1. Ok click on the WAMP tray applet (the Green W).

GZIP WAMP

GZIP WAMP

 

2.  Move the mouse to Apache modules, then select Apache’s deflate_module and headers_module

How to enable GZIP on WAMP

How to enable GZIP on WAMP

3. Then in WAMP tray applet, edit Apache’s httpd.conf and add the following code just before the include line at the end.

 

<ifmodule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/x-javascript application/javascript
</ifmodule>

4. Restart Apache and make sure the W is still green.

Then test by using a site like checkgzipcompression.com and it should say GZIP enabled.

Here’s an example of the test result.

GZIP Enabled

GZIP Enabled

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