After two years and 18 versions, Google this week removed the label “Beta” of mod_pagespeed, technology to accelerate your web pages.
The Mod_pagespeed is open source Apache module in use in over 120,000 sites, say Joshua Marantz and Ilya Grigorik, PageSpeed Google Google team, in a blog post . “If you have a website, speed (load) is fundamental. For developers and webmasters, make your page more quickly should not be complicated, and that’s why we introduced the mod_pagespeed in 2010.”
Google has been campaigning for a faster web, even encouraging a revision of TCP.
Google said users include web hosting providers GoDaddy and DreamHost. “We are committed to working with the open-source community to continue evolving mod_pagespeed, including optimizations and support for other Web servers,” said Marantz and Grigorik.
Filters are central resources in mod_pagespeed to optimize the content of a site without affecting appearance or behavior, say the engineers. More advanced filters are also provided, and can be enabled by the site owner for higher performance improvements. The mod_pagespeed can be deployed and customized for individual sites.