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Google Speeds Up the Web with Apache Web Server Module

Nov 04, 2010, 21:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The open source Apache Web Server has been the leading web server technology for over a decade. Now thanks to Google, the tens of millions of sites that rely on the Apache Web Server may soon benefit from a speed boost.

"Google this week launched the mod_pagespeed module for the Apache 2.2 web server. What mod_pagespeed promises is up to 50 percent improvement on page load times, by using more than 15 optimizations to accelerate website delivery. Currently, the mod_pagespeed technology is officially listed as the 0.9 Developer Preview version, although that shouldn't dissuade website administrators from trying it out.

""We expect that web masters and web developers will do their testing before turning it to production," Richard Rabbat, product manager at Google told InternetNews.com. "A number of websites have already starting using it in their production systems and have tweeted about it."

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