Optimising a website is necessary for better service. It will increase the loading speed and the performance of your website. Note that a slow website can degrade your business because users will not remain on the website to finish the loading. So, loading speed is one of the most important aspects of your website.
There can be many types of information on a website. There can be CSS, JSP pages, images, videos, etc. While optimising, this content will get compressed and it will increase the loading speed of your website.
There are many ways to optimise a website. You can analyse the website before it is optimised so that you can find what exactly should be optimised. There are many online testing tools available. You may be familiar with Google Page Insights and GTMetrix. cPanel also offers a way to optimise the website. In this tutorial, we are going to see how to optimise a website using cPanel.
Website optimisation using cPanel
The cPanel provides a feature to optimise your website. Please follow the below steps to optimise the website using cPanel.
Log in to cPanel.
This will lead you to the cPanel login page. Enter the username and password for your cPanel account.
Go to Software >> Optimise Website from cPanel.
Now, you will be redirected to the next page where you can select what content should be optimised before the website is served to the user. Please note that the Apache mod_deflate is required for working. The type of content to be optimised can be selected in this interface.
The above screenshot shows how to compress all content. You can also compress specified MIME types. To select specified MIME types, you need to click on the radio button corresponding to Compress the specified MIME types as shown in the below screenshot.
You can also disable the compression from this interface. To disable the compression, you need to change the radio button to “Disabled”. After selecting the desired option, you need to click on the button “Update Settings”.
This is how you can compress the website using cPanel interface.