Google’s obsession with speed is well known. Most of their services tend to be minimalistic in order to make it faster. Now, Google is taking its quest for speed to another level – they want to rewrite your webpages to make it faster.
Today Google has launched a new service called Page Speed Service. What this service does it that it fetches the contents from your server, rewrites them to make them faster and them serve them to the visitors through Google’s servers. With this service, you no longer have to worry about caching, gziping, compressing images etc. Google will do all that for you. It has the potential to make the life of webmasters a lot better.
According to Ram Ramani, Engineering Manager at Google, Page Speed Service can give an improvement of up 25-60%. Here is a comparison of the page load time with and without Page Speed Service:
Google has not made this service available to the public yet. Right now, you can request access by filling this form. Once you get accepted, all that you have to do is point your DNS CNAME to ghs.google.com.
Google is not offering this service for free. They have not made the pricing public but promise that it will be competitive.
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