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Sporkman
November 5th, 2010, 03:44 AM
New Google Tool Makes Websites Twice as Fast

The optimization tool is the latest result of Google's speed obsession and could add to the company's bottom line.

* Wednesday, November 3, 2010
* By Erica Naone

Google wants to make the Web faster. As well as optimizing its own sites and services to run at blazing speed, the company has been helping to streamline the rest of the Web, too. Now Google has released free software that could make many sites load twice as fast.

The software, called mod_pagespeed, can be installed and configured on Apache Web servers, the most commonly used software for running websites...

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/26678/?p1=A5

Here's a simple tutorial on how to install:

http://aaronshaf.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/how-to-install-mod_pagespeed-on-ubuntu/

_outlawed_
November 5th, 2010, 03:46 AM
How much percentage speed increase did you get by chance on a test website(s)?

Sporkman
November 5th, 2010, 03:48 AM
How much percentage speed increase did you get by chance on a test website(s)?

This guy has some numbers:

http://subsoftware.posterous.com/does-modpagespeed-really-work

_outlawed_
November 5th, 2010, 03:49 AM
This guy has some numbers:

http://subsoftware.posterous.com/does-modpagespeed-really-work

That's pretty nice. :popcorn:

Goldfissh
November 5th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Wow, that IS interesting. A somewhat lazy approach to website speed though - "We asked ourselves, instead of just telling people what the problems are, can we just fix it for them automatically?"

Still, sounds good!

Sporkman
November 5th, 2010, 12:50 PM
A somewhat lazy approach to website speed though - "We asked ourselves, instead of just telling people what the problems are, can we just fix it for them automatically?"


I have no problem with that. :)

Spice Weasel
November 5th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Applying this to my Apache server as soon as I get around to it. Epic. :D

I hope by "free software" they mean FOSS.

NCLI
November 5th, 2010, 01:01 PM
This is quite amazing O.O

matthewbpt
November 5th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Applying this to my Apache server as soon as I get around to it. Epic. :D

I hope by "free software" they mean FOSS.

From http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/faq.html#license

Are there any restrictions in using Page Speed technology?
The Page Speed code base is governed by the Apache 2.0 Open Source License. You can use Page Speed as determined and allowed by the license.

The Apache licence is FOSS approved as far I know XD

Grenage
November 5th, 2010, 05:14 PM
The software will be automatically updated

I'll wait for the magic flawed update that takes down half the web. ;)

Interesting stuff.