What is Compression?

Compression is the process of encoding large amounts of information into smaller bits in order to increase the performance, speed, and uptime of a website.

More About Compression

Compression is often categorized into lossy or lossless. Lossy is an irreversible method commonly used to compress media. Meanwhile, lossless compression is a completely reversible method that is often used for text-based content, such as HTML.

Lossy compression is typically more efficient than lossless. Many browsers are already equipped with built-in compression capabilities. However, you can use additional tools to ensure that your site delivers content more efficiently. For instance, you can minify your files using a plugin like WP Rocket. Minification is the process of removing unnecessary characters from code.

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