Google Page Speed, the new CDN service for site owners, was announced last week and this has been a lot anticipated because it’s provided by Google. The service is currently opened to a limited set of site owners only, happily I’ve a chance to try it free of charge in the second. Therefore, I decided to set it up on my new site.
My 1st impression is that I’m quite amazed in the free service as the loading speed has been decreased seriously. I used the Pingdom Tools to measure the speed prior to and after launching Google Page Speed Service and here is the end result:
- Prior to: the loading time is five.8s
- After: the loading time is two.3s
By using this service, Google will fetch your content, optimize and speed up your pages and after that send them back to your readers. There’s a notice that the service won’t work on naked domains such as discountedcoupon.net. So you need to add the lacking www prefix to ensure that it could possibly be supported by Page Speed Service.
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Now, let’s take a look in the detailed directions on how to establish Google Page Speed CDN service for your web-site. Check out the new video guide by Google.
1. Add Domain
After being approved for attempting the service, you are going to see there’s the new tab Page Speed Service in the Google APIs Console page.
Go towards the new tab and add your domain towards the textbox Serving Domain. Re-member it need to include the prefix www.
Then, it’s going to require you to verify your domain’s ownership. What you ought to do is adding a DNS record in your internet hosting provider or domain registrar.
I’m using HostGator, so I’m going to Higher level DNS Zone Editor to add the DNS record. It is going to take you a couple minutes for DNS settings to propagate through the Internet.
two. Setup Reference Domain
The following step is setting up reference domain, this may look up the IP address to fetch the original web-site’s content. So, you ought to point the reference domain to your internet hosting IP address. It’s easily done by setting a new DNS acces (A-record) for ref.discountedcoupon.net pointing towards the IP address of your server (the exact same IP address that discountedcoupon.net is pointing to). It is going to take some time for the propagation completed globally, you are able to check it out at http://www.whatsmydns.net/#CNAME/www.discountedcoupon.net.
Fill in the textbox reference domain with ref.discountedcoupon.net and proceed towards the next step.
three. CNAME Site
In this step, you just require to go to your DNS provider’s administration console to add a new CNAME record. If a CNAME acces for www.discountedcoupon.net al-ready exists, set its value to ghs.google.com. Other_wise, produce a new CNAME record and with the value ghs.google.com.
All done, now you’ll be able to go to Dashboard to see live traffic status. It is going to show Requests, Errors and Average HTML Page Load Time for you personally to watch. That’s fantastic to see the performance of this web-site being improved. If Google charge the service for an affordable price, I won’t hesitate to make use of it for my blogs.
Have you tried Google Page Speed on your site and what do you consider its performance?