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An Overview of the Optimized Website Application
Manage the Compression Settings
To compress the entire website's content:
To Compress Specific Types of Content:

How to Use cPanel’s Optimize Website

Tags: cPanel,  Optimization 

An Overview of the Optimized Website Application
Manage the Compression Settings
To compress the entire website's content:
To Compress Specific Types of Content:

Website loading times are essential to your website in a variety of ways. Bounce rate reduction starts immediately with quick time to paint, and fast loading times are vital to an above-fold paint. Furthermore, full-content-paint speed is critical to increasing your website's page rank with Google.

An Overview of the Optimized Website Application

Optimize Website is a content compression tool that removes the unnecessary gaps and text in files to speed load times. It can automatically configure the compression to reduce the size of specific types of content when visitors access it. You can do this for all of your content or particular areas, depending on your preference. The tool is an application found in the Software section of cPanel.

Manage the Compression Settings

To manage your compression settings in cPanel, head to the Software section on your dashboard and click on Optimize Website. Once inside Optimize Website, you can either keep compression in place, disable it or compress specified MIME types.

To compress the entire website's content:

  1. Choose the option Compress All Content
  2. Click the blue Update Settings button

To Compress Specific Types of Content:

  1. Choose the Compress the specified MIME types option.
  2. A MIME Types text box will appear where you can input the types to be compressed, separated by space (for example, text/HTML text/XML)
  3. Click the blue Update Settings button.

If you have any questions or would like assistance, don't hesitate to contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  December 13, 2016