OpenCart comes with the ability to enable GZIP compression. GZIP compression helps your pages load faster by compressing them when they are sent to the web browser to be rendered. When using the Google Page Speed tool, they recommend using compression. GZIP compression can be enabled through your OpenCart dashboard.

We do not recommend using compression unless you are on a VPS or dedicated server since enabling GZIP compression increases your server resource usage.

  1. Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go to System > Settings
  3. Select your store by clicking “Edit” next to it
  4. opencart_gzip_1

  5. Go to the “Server” Tab
  6. Go to “Output Compression Level” and set the value between 0-9 (typically 4 – 6 is recommended)
  7. opencart_gzip_2

  8. Click “Save

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2014-07-05 9:30 am

I kept same above what you said but not working Gzip Compression

thanks & Regards

Ramesh

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2014-07-06 1:55 am
Hello ramesh

How are you testing to see if the Gzip compression has been successfully enabled? As mentioned in our an introduction to Gzip and mod_deflate guide you can use this site:

http://www.whatsmyip.org/http-compression-test/

As also mentioned in that guide you can also enable Gzip compress in your .htaccess file with this:

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


Please let us know if that works for you.

- Jacob

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