Shared Hosting WP GZIP

I have a Shared Hosting, WP site and I’d like to get some form of GZIP to work.

Hostgator says that they don’t support Mod_gzip or Mod_deflate

What should I do for better compression of text and images?

you should try plugins at Plugins categorized as gzip |
its possible to gzip the content from php without the apache modules. For css you should minize the css using

I’ve tried gzippy and gzip pluggins and then ran the web page perf test and both had no affect at all.

I’ll try your suggestion for css though