Improve your Site’s Load Speed using Google’s Mod_Pagespeed

It gets so annoying whenever you stumble upon a site that loads really slow especially if you are searching for something important. Google has always been focused on user experience and have since been developing tools to help webmasters on some issues like boosting load speed.

PageSpeed Tool

PageSpeed Tool

Google’s PageSpeed tool can help you analyze your sites performance online. It will list the things that you need to do in order to improve your website’s page speed. A lot of people are using this tool to track and work on the things they need to do to amend page latency.

Very recently, Google has taken off the beta label of mod_pagespeed, which they have introduced 2 years ago. It is an open-source Apache HTTP server that help make your site load faster and reduces load time. The module needs to be installed and it can automatically optimize your website’s speed. Parts of the optimization process are that it can automatically re-size and compress images, domain sharing and rewriting among many others.

Some hosting companies like GoDaddy and EdgeCast are already using mod_pagespeed as it can be both used by large hosting providers and by individual web sites.

In order to have an in-depth knowledge about mod_pagespeed, watch the video below. It’s a 1 hour video but you can definitely get all the things that you need to know about this module.

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