To Set up Associations for Encoded Files
There are some browsers that can uncompress the encoded information on receiving it.
For allowing a client to see the file that is encoded, you need to make an .htaccess file by following the guidance and the instructions and also include the text below.
AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz AddEncoding x-compress .Z
The above code will instruct Apache Web Server to treat .tgz and .gz files as to be converted by x-gzip, and the .Z files to be converted by x-compress.