All of us want a faster website, from user perspective we want a site to open in a flash no matter how big or small the site is, from developer or admin perspective you must have been working to make your website load faster ever since you deployed it in the web. After over 2 years of beta testing, Google is finally releasing a very very important tool that can speed up your site and reduces the page load time significantly, and it is mod_pagespeed.
Features of mod_pagespeed
- Automatic website and static asset optimization
- Latest web optimization techniques
- 40+ configurable optimization filters
- Free, open-source, and frequently updated
- Deployed by individual sites, hosting providers, and CDNs
An official Google Developer blog post states: Over 120,000 sites are already using mod_pagespeed to improve the performance of their web pages using the latest techniques and trends in optimization. The product is used worldwide by individual sites, and is also offered by hosting providers, such as DreamHost, Go Daddy and content delivery networks like EdgeCast. With the move out of beta we hope that even more sites will soon benefit from the web performance improvements offered through mod_pagespeed.
Google believes in faster web, and the world does. Achieving better page speed will give better Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights and PageSpeed Optimization reports the blog post says. Watch the video about Make the web faster: Automagic site optimization with mod_pagespeed 1.0 from Google Developers Youtube channel below and learn how to make your website faster than ever.
Maybe your webhost (GoDaddy or Dreamhost) or CDN Provider have already enabled mod_pagespeed to improve your website’s load time significantly. If you haven’t, check the control panel and ensure to enable it. Read this official article How does mod_pagespeed speed up web-sites?