Can't get Deflate to work in .htaccess
I don't know where this question goes.....
The site I'm working on is slow as xmas, over 4 seconds to load - sometimes as much as 6. I've done everything I know to fix it and then resorted to compression of css and js files with gzip. Or, tried to resort to that.
Based on the sample configuration on this page http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_deflate.html I added the following
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/css text/js
to my .htaccess file in the root directory. Then I tested the page using this tool http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php and it says the home page is not compressing (it is php, but was assuming the link to .css would cause the page to show as compressing).
So then I tested the .css file and it doesn't show as compressed either.
Would appreciate any ideas.
Apache 2.2.14 (unix)
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