gzip compression necessary despite use of caching plugin?

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Hans Gernlein asked 2 years ago

Hello and thanks for your post on enabling gzip compression.
Is it necessary to enable it despite the use of a caching plugin?
Thanks for any hint!

Abhishek replied 2 years ago

Hello,

Basically caching can be defined as when we load a page of a website then one copy of that is stored in the browser and when we again load that page then that stored copy is loaded and we observe that the page is loaded much faster as compare to the previous time and the user see’s the same date again and again. To avoid that we place the expire header, so that stored copy is updated once in a day.
Now, Gzip can be said as when the page is loading then the data is being downloaded in the form of ZIP format and that is why the data for loading is very much less.

But I can say that gzip is the next step after the caching and if both are used at once then it may show a great impact.

Hope this satisfies you

Olaf Mueller replied 2 years ago

Hey, Abishek,

thank you for your reply. Being relatively new to WordPress I am still trying to grab all it’s finer points πŸ˜‰ That includes backing up, optimizing, SEO, securing stuff that – as a conventional web designer – I had not had to bother with too much so far. Now I’m learning and it’s cool there are sites out there with helpful people like you giving good advice!

THX again!

Abhishek replied 2 years ago

You’re Welcome πŸ™‚

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