Google PageSpeed modules are a free collection of Apache web server modules which are designed to optimize a website's performance. Learn how to install and enable Google PageSpeed modules on a Cloud Server with Linux.
The PageSpeed modules are designed to work with Google PageSpeed Insights which detects and rates a website's performance on a scale of 1 (bad) to 100 (perfect).
Requirements A Cloud Server with Linux (CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 16.04) Apache installed and running Note: Apache is installed and running on a Standard Linux installation by default. If your server was created with a Minimum installation, you will need to install and configure Apache before you proceed.
Install Google PageSpeed Modules on Ubuntu 16.04 First, update the server's packages:
sudo apt-get updatemixed Download the PageSpeed modules:
wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/linux/direct/mod-pagespeed-stable_current_amd64.debmixed Install Google PageSpeed:
sudo dpkg -i mod-pagespeed-*.debmixed Resolve any dependency problems:
sudo apt-get -f installmixed Restart Apache for the changes to take effect:
sudo systemctl restart apache2mixed Install Google PageSpeed Modules on CentOS 7 First, update the server's packages:
sudo yum update mixed Download the PageSpeed modules:
wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/linux/direct/mod-pagespeed-stable_current_x86_64.rpmmixed Install Google PageSpeed:
sudo rpm -U mod-pagespeed-stable_current_x86_64.rpmmixed Restart Apache for the changes to take effect:
sudo systemctl restart httpdmixed Turn on the PageSpeed Modules Now that PageSpeed is installed, it will need to be enabled. Open the PageSpeed configuration file for editing:
Ubuntu 16.04:sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-available/pagespeed.conf CentOS 7:sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/pagespeed.conf Add the following line to the top of the file:
ModPagespeed onmixed Save and exit the file. Then restart Apache for the changes to take effect:
Ubuntu 16.04:sudo systemctl restart apache2 CentOS 7:sudo systemctl restart httpd If you wish to turn PageSpeed off, open the pagespeed.conf file for editing again and change the first line to: