Google to stop PageSpeed Service

Google will stop its free PageSpeed Service, an online service to automatically speed up web pages – launching the business on July 28, 2011.

In the last 4½ years, PageSpeed Service has delivered millions of pages for thousands of sites, Google told web developers.

While a number of sites continue to enjoy the benefits of PageSpeed Service, Google sees much broader adoption of PageSpeed technology through its open-source products. Google decided to focus on improving its open-source products.

Google said PageSpeed Service will be turned off on 3 August 2015. Users must change their DNS to point away from the service by this time, or their sites will cease to function. “We have created a migration page that includes assistance for changing DNS as well as information on other ways PageSpeed technology can be employed on websites,” said Google.

The search engine also announced the deprecation of PageSpeed integration with Google App Engine.

“If you are using PageSpeed integration on Google App Engine, it will continue to function until 1st December 2015, after which PageSpeed optimizations will no-longer be applied to your app. No action is required on the part of App Engine users; after this date apps will continue to operate, except without the benefit of the PageSpeed optimizations,” said Google.

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