Optimize Website

Updated: 23 February 2024
cPanel Version: 118

Website optimization is crucial for improving your site's loading time and overall user experience. This tutorial will guide you through the "Optimize Website" section in cPanel. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this step-by-step guide will make the process simple and easy to understand.

Accessing cPanel

Before we start, make sure you have your cPanel login details ready. If you don't have them, contact your hosting provider.

  • Open your web browser and type in your website URL followed by /cpanel. For example:
  • You'll be asked to enter your username and password. Once you've entered your login details, click on the Log in button.

Once you've logged into cPanel, it's time to navigate to the Optimize Website section.

  • From the cPanel Home, scroll down to the Software section.
  • Click on the icon labeled Optimize Website.

Optimizing Your Website

Now that you're in the Optimize Website section, there are a few options available to you.

Compress All Content

By selecting this option, cPanel will compress all content before it's delivered to your visitors. This can significantly improve your website's loading speed.

  • Select the Compress All Content option and click on the Update Settings button at the bottom of the page.

Compress Specified MIME Types

This option allows you to specify which MIME types to compress. If you're unsure, it's best to select Compress All Content.

  • If you choose this option, enter the MIME types you want to compress in the text box provided, then click on the Update Settings button.

Optimal MIME Types to Compress

Some optimal MIME types to compress include text/html, text/plain, text/xml, text/css, application/x-javascript, application/javascript.

Do Not Compress

If you select this option, cPanel will not compress any content. This is not recommended as it can slow down your website's loading speed.

  • Select this option only if you have a specific reason not to compress your website content.

Do Not Compress Content

Selecting the "Do Not Compress" option can slow down your website and negatively impact the user experience. Use this option only if necessary.

External links

Optimize Website - cPanel Documentation