How To Add the gzip Module to Nginx

How fast a website will load depends on the size of all of the files that have to be downloaded by the browser. Reducing the size of files to be transmitted can make the website not only load faster, but also cheaper to those who have to pay for their bandwidth usage. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to configure Nginx installed on your CentOS 7 server to utilize gzip compression to reduce the size of content sent to website visitors.