Google Shuts Down PageSpeed Service For Accelerating Websites


Google is shutting down PageSpeed Service, its hosted solution for optimizing websites for faster delivery, on August 3. Developers have until then to change their DNS settings or their sites won’t be available anymore. New sign-ups have already been disabled.

PageSpeed Service, which launched four-and-a-half years ago, applies a number of optimization techniques to a site to get it to the user faster. This ranges from compressing images to optimizing cache settings, JavaScript and CSS files. The service also caches static assets and then delivers them from Google’s servers around the world. In many ways, PageSpeed Service is similar to what CloudFlare does but without the focus on security.

PageSpeed - PageSpeed — Google DevelopersBecause Google also offers most of the features of PageSpeed through a module for the open-source Apache server, NGINX and other web server tools, developers can still use it after Google’s own hosted solution shuts down. Many hosting providers also run the PageSpeed module…

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