I understand that it’s important to use gzip since it can reduce response time by 70%. How do I enable and/or use gzip on my wordpress site? I read in the dreamhost wiki that you can ssh into your theme and then manually gzip certain files. I did that with a few of my .js files and can see that there are now files with the .gz doctype, but will that do the trick? Do I need to do anything special in my apache .htaccess file? I’d rather not mess with the .htaccess if dreamhost is already set up for gzipping by default.
Thanks for the help!