Optimize your site easy with mod_pagespeed

Valic —  September 9, 2011 — 1 Comment

Page Speed ​​is an open source project started by Google to help developers optimize their web pages by applying best practices in web performance.
Page Speed ​​began as an extension of the open source browser, and is now deployed in third party products as Webpagetest.org, Show Slow and Google Webmaster Tools.

How it works :

The Page Speed extensions run performance tests on the basis of a set of best practices known to reduce page load time.
mod_pagespeed, the Apache module, automatically optimizes the resources in a web page.


First you need to download the module from here:  mod-pagespeed download

Then run the following commands to install it:

dpkg -i mod-pagespeed-*.deb
apt-get -f install

After you installed the plugin you must restart the apache2 server.

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Configure mod_pagespeed for using  on VirtualHosts:

Mod_pagespeed it’s installed by default for all the Apache server VirtualHosts. If you want the exact same settings for all VirtualHosts that you can use the design of the default settings. However, if you want to configure VirtualHosts differently, you should use a different design for the settings.

Below you have an example of configuring a VirtualHost with mod_pagespeed:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin webmaster@debian-tutorials.com
ServerName  debian-tutorials.com
ServerAlias www.debian-tutorials.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/debian-tutorials.com/
<Directory "/var/www/debian-tutorials.com">
   Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks
   AllowOverride All
   Order allow,deny
   Allow from all

  ModPagespeed on
  ModPagespeedFileCachePath            "/usr/local/apache2/pagespeed/cache/"
  ModPagespeedGeneratedFilePrefix      "/usr/local/apache2/pagespeed/files/"
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters combine_css
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters rewrite_css,rewrite_javascript
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters inline_css,inline_javascript
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters rewrite_images
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters insert_img_dimensions
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters remove_comments
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters extend_cache
  ModPagespeedEnableFilters remove_quotes 


NOTE: Now we  need to set  ModPagespeed to off from pagespeed.conf:


vim /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/pagespeed.conf

and set ModPagespeed to off

ModPagespeed off


For more info you cand access the pagespeed page at : http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/



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