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Google Ends Page Speed Service

After 4.5 years of service, the PageSpeed Service team regretfully decided
that the time had come to re-focus their efforts elsewhere and on
5th May announced that PageSpeed Service will
be turned down. If you are using PageSpeed Service, you must change your
DNS before 3rd August 2015
or your site(s) will become
completely unavailable on that date.

Explicit notification will soon be sent to users that we believe are
affected, however you should not rely on this! We recommend that you
login to the
console
and look at your list of domains. Anything that shows up as
Enabled” is at risk.

Removing your site(s) from PageSpeed Service

For every site currently using PageSpeed Service, you will have to make DNS
changes to remove your site safely. The console will offer advice if you try and
delete a domain that is live. Remember, you must do this by
3rd August
or your site will break.

Please see the detailed instructions
here.

Alternatives to PageSpeed Service

If you wish to continue enjoying many of the performance benefits of
PageSpeed Service, the same Google PageSpeed technology is available in a number
of alternative packagings which you may wish to consider using. These
alternatives are not affected by the deprecation announcement and continue to
be supported.

Provider Hosted PageSpeed

Many web hosting providers already integrate PageSpeed. If you are
using such a web hosting provider, check your provider’s documentation. It may
be as simple as checking a box in your provider’s control panel.

Server side modules

There are PageSpeed modules for many common web servers. If you run your
own web server, you may wish to install one of these.

Apache

Google has developed the open-source Apache module
mod_pagespeed. Pre-built binary modules for Apache 2.2 and 2.4 are
available. For more information,
click here.

Nginx

Google has also developed a plugin for Nginx. Due to the nature of Nginx,
it must be compiled from source. You can read the instructions
here.

IIS

The folks over at WeAmp have a commercial port of PageSpeed to Microsoft
IIS. You can learn more about it at
www.iispeed.com.

Apache Traffic Server

WeAmp has ported PageSpeed to Apache Traffic server. More information,
including build instructions, can be found at
www.atsspeed.com.

OpenLiteSpeed

OpenLiteSpeed supports a PageSpeed module that you can compile and load
into your webserver. Please see their instructions
here.

Cloud based alternatives

If you wish to continue using cloud-based product,
EdgeCast Edge
Optimizer
integrates Google PageSpeed with their CDN offering.
Alternatively, many CDNs offer comparable functionality that does not use
PageSpeed technology.


 

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