2. What is Gzip compression?
To respond to visitor requests on browsers, servers have to download the requested files. If files size is too big then it will take more time to respond to users. Big size file creates more http requests and slows down the website.
Gzip compression is a very helpful method of file compression that allows your web server to provide your website users with smaller file sizes which load faster.It compresses your webpages and style sheets before sending them over to the browser. This drastically reduces transfer time since the files are much smaller. Usually, compression of your HTML and CSS files with gzip saves between fifty and seventy percent of the file size. This implies that loading the pages takes less time, and less bandwidth is used overall. File compression saves a lot of bandwidth and network transfer speed.
Gzip is capable of compressing and decompressing files very quickly by using a data compression algorithm. Gzip can compress almost any file type, from plain text to pictures , and is fast enough to compress and decompress data.
Content or file compression is also very critical. Currently, there are three best and popular compression modules available :
All of these modules are quite good. As gzip is quite popular. File compression saves a lot of bandwidth and network transfer speed.
As stated by GTmetrix, Gzip compression reduces the size of pages and style sheets by 70%. So you should have a first priority to enable Gzip compression for your Magento 2 store. As we see Magento 2 is a very popular framework and competitors offer a smooth user experience. Speed directly impacted the sale. So as a storeowner don’t skip any chance to speed up your website. Many tips & techniques are available so using that you have to speed up your Magento 2 site. You can refer our article on Tools & Techniques to speedup website
GZIP provides a good enough compression ratio between 2.5 and 3 for text and it is fast, it is fast to compress data and it is fast to deCOMpress it. As we usually can figure out compress responses on the fly, this is something to take into account.