(The Hosting News) – Perhaps you’re tired of the pesky amount of time it takes to visit particular websites. Also, if you’re a webmaster, perhaps you’re especially tired of the of time it takes for your viewers to visit your own site. Well Google may just have the answer that could go a long way towards fixing such problems.
Today the company launched a new tool called “Page Speed Service,” which seeks to assist developers with speeding up the site load times.
Announcing the matter on the company’s Code Blog, Google Engineering Manager Ram Ramani stated, “Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages. To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site’s DNS entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google’s servers across the globe.”
“Your users will continue to access your site just as they did before, only with faster load times. Now you don’t have to worry about concatenating CSS, compressing images, caching, gzipping resources or other web performance best practices,” he continued.
This isn’t the first time that Google has ventured into the area of website loading. In the same post, Ramani discussed Google’s history in the area. Other Google services include the company’s Page Speed browser Extension and Page Speed Online API, both performance evaluation and suggestion tools. Google also has mod_pagespeed, an Apache module that assists with site optimization.
However, the latest service may go further than the previously released ones, especially those pertaining more to evaluation. It could also be representative of Google taking a leap outside of just providing for services specific to Google (thus expanding into a larger market of customized websites).
The company is currently providing the tool for free to a limited amount of webmasters, but it’s expected that the company will add a price later on. Meanwhile, by filling out a request form, webmasters are allowed to request Page Speed Service.
For more information, please visit: http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/07/page-speed-service-web-performance.html