One of my sites lives on GoDaddy's bottom-of-the-line cheap hosting, I have the correct code in my
.htaccess file, but it's not compressing because mod_deflate is not loaded.
How do I enable that?
The best I've found is an article on GoDaddy which suggests I use PHP to zip everything (which is going to be more work than just changing hosting companies):
Add the following code to the very top of your Web pages above the DOCTYPE:
if (substr_count($_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING'], 'gzip')) b_start("ob_gzhandler"); else ob_start();