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Gzip compression: working or not?

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I have copied the gzip compression code to my .htaccess file from the file recommended in the jb documentation (docs.joomlabamboo.com/zen-grid-framework-4/advanced/htaccess).

When I check the site using PageSpeed or Yslow it gives me the following:
Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 351.4KiB (74% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../theme.ocean.php could save 130.7KiB (82% reduction).
Compressing http://ajax.googleapis.com/.../jquery.min.js could save 61.1KiB (65% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../zentools.min.css could save 48.0KiB (84% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/media/jui/js/bootstrap.min.js could save 21.0KiB (73% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../magnific.js could save 20.2KiB (69% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/large-herbivores could save 18.2KiB (72% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../slidebars.js could save 9.8KiB (71% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../meanmenu.js could save 8.9KiB (70% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../wow.min.js could save 4.6KiB (65% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../wow.min.js could save 4.5KiB (65% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/media/jui/js/jquery-migrate.min.js could save 4.0KiB (57% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../zen.accordion.js could save 3.5KiB (75% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../modernizr.touch.js could save 3.3KiB (54% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../jquery.resmenu.min.js could save 3.2KiB (71% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../lightbox.js could save 2.2KiB (61% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../lazyload.js could save 2.0KiB (61% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../jquery.matchHeight-min.js could save 1.8KiB (59% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/templates/rasa2/js/scripts.js could save 1.6KiB (63% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../jquery.matchHeight-min.js could save 1.5KiB (61% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../smoothscroll.js could save 1.4KiB (55% reduction).


However, if I check it using varvy.com/tools/gzip/, I get:
Gzip working? Yes reducing file size by 71.9% 
Page size: 25,805 - Compressed size: 7,245 - Saving: 18,560 bytes

How do I know whether it is working or not?

By the way, the url is www.imago-portal.net/starter/large-herbivores

Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks!
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Have you tried merging the js to one file and then hitting the compress button?

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I have now done that in the template manager and there is some improvement, but I'm still getting this:
Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 338.2KiB (75% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../theme.ocean.php could save 130.7KiB (82% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/media/jui/js/jquery.min.js could save 61.1KiB (65% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../zentools.min.css could save 48.0KiB (84% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/templates/rasa2/js/template-9.php could save 27.2KiB (68% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/media/jui/js/bootstrap.min.js could save 21.0KiB (73% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../magnific.js could save 20.2KiB (69% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/large-herbivores could save 17.3KiB (72% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../wow.min.js could save 4.6KiB (65% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/starter/media/jui/js/jquery-migrate.min.js could save 4.0KiB (57% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../lightbox.js could save 2.2KiB (61% reduction).
Compressing http://10.0.0.27/.../jquery.matchHeight-min.js could save 1.8KiB (59% reduction).
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It is listed as enabled when I view on different testing sites

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Thanks for your time, Paul. It seems like some further actions are needed to make sure that all the necessary files are compressed. I'm finding JCH Optimize helpful for that.

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Hi Bruce,

Thanks for update

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Just in case :)

I think from memory sometimes you need to exclude some files in JCH for zentools to work in certain situations

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Thanks for the tip, Paul.

Yes, I have already discovered the need to exclude a Javascript file to allow Zentools to work. But it's easy enough to do so. JCH has some helpful info on their website.
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Thanks for the post back :)

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