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Problems enabling gzip using .htaccess

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have read various guides to setting up gzip compression for my site. I believe I should be able to do it by adding the following to the .htaccess file:

<ifModule mod_gzip.c>
  mod_gzip_on Yes
  mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
  mod_gzip_item_include file \.(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
  mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
  mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
  mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
  mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
  mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
</ifModule>

I have also tried different versions from:
http://betterexplained.com/articles/how-to-optimize-your-site-with-gzip-compression/
http://www.webmaster-talk.com/php-forum/105975-how-to-use-gzip.html

But when I test my site http://www.poems4free.com at http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php it returns with no compression.

My hosting provider say that gzip is enabled on the server. The server details are:

Apache version 2.2.13 (Unix)
PHP version 5.2.10
Linux

Any help gratefully received.
T Morphy
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