On WordPress blogs we use WP Super Cache for compression and caching of the pages. Otherwise one can use the below mentioned piece of code as well for compression of normal sites. Compressed and cached webpage reduce the bandwidth on the host server thru which you can actually do some kind of savings on your monthly charges as well. Here is an online tool to check whether your webpage is compressed and cached and then how much saving that did for your hosting account.
Port80software Tool is an online application to check the compression ratio, verification of cached pages and savings on bandwidth. There are four different tools available under the same umbrella. Here is the list of tools over there,
Provide the URL of the webpage to get the compression ratio. If you are not using any compression option like GZip, it will show you zero compression. WP Super cache plugin is having an option to enable the compression thru GZip. If you are using another platform, then paste the below code above the “Document” section of your header part:
<?php ini_set('zlib.output_compression', 'On'); ini_set('zlib.output_compression_level', '1'); ?>
Now the result of the page would be something like this,
This is a calculator kind of thing where you need to provide the compression ratio which is 73% is above result. Then you need to enter the charges of the hosting account on bandwidth basis. If you are using Amazon S3 kind of clouding service then you may enter those charges otherwise most of the hosting account these days comes with unlimited bandwidth option.
Check the HTTP Header response and 404 response of your blog or website. You may enhance the 404 pages to convert them into traffic. Use Latest Posts, Keyword Suggestion etc to provide useful information to the visitor of your blog or website.