Using gzip encoding in Apache without mod_gzip or mod_deflate

To reduce bandwidth and speed you can install mod_gzip or mod_deflate with your Apache configuration. Unfortunately there are hosting providers who don’t have either of these modules installed.
With a little bash scripting and some modifications of your .htaccess you can accomplish almost the same thing. If you run a dynamic site, with PHP for example, you can’t compress the HTML file itself but you can compress Javascript and Style Sheets files.
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