In an effort to make the web faster, Google has released the Page
Speed Service, which rewrite your websites to make them load
Two years ago Google released the Page Speed browser extension and
earlier this year the Page Speed Online API to provide developers
with specific suggestions to make their web pages faster. Last year
the company released mod_pagespeed, an Apache module, to
automatically rewrite web pages. To further simplify the life of
webmasters and to avoid the hassles of installation, today Google is
releasing the latest addition to the Page Speed family: Page Speed
Page Speed Service is an online service designed to automatically
speeds up loading of web pages. To use the service, web masters
need to sign up and pint their sites' DNS entry to Google. Page
Speed Service fetches content from the websites' servers, rewrites
the pages by applying web performance practices, and serves them to
end users via Google's servers across the globe.
Google claims that web users will continue to access the site just
as they did before, only with faster load times.
"Now you don?t have to worry about concatenating CSS, compressing
images, caching, gzipping resources or other web performance best
practices," Google said.
Google has seen seen speed improvements of 25% to 60% on several
sites during testing the new service. However, the service will not
be able to accelerate all the web sites.
Google is providing webmasters an online page
where they will be able to test how
much the Page Speed Service can speed up their site.
At this time, Page Speed Service is being offered to a limited set
of webmasters free of charge. Google plans to sell the service at a