ApacheCon NA 2010 Session

mod_pagespeed: Speed up web pages with Page Speed rules

Libo will be co-presenting this talk with a colleague from Google - Joshua Marantz

Page Speed is an open-source Firefox/Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them. The Page Speed rules are for improving client-side performance (e.g., optimizing images, combining resources, etc.) Many may find that manually modifying their web pages with Page Speed suggestions is tedious. Given that Apache HTTP web server is the most popular web server, we are developing an Apache module to automatically apply the Page Speed rules on the fly for web pages. We will discuss the implementation of the module, named mod_pagespeed, and explore various techniques available for Apache (such as mod_deflate, mod_expires) to improve client-side performance.