mod_pagespeed Adds memcached Support Scaling Automatic Web Optimization

mod_pagespeed version 1.1.23.1 release to the beta channel with added support for memcached that "reduces server load time and improved utilization for large, multi-server environments."Google notes, wth memcached, "multiple Apache servers share and fetch the same resources optimized by mod_pagespeed."In addition, "logging and reporting have been improved to make it easier to keep track of […]

mod_pagespeed version 1.1.23.1 release to the beta channel with added support for memcached that "reduces server load time and improved utilization for large, multi-server environments."

Google notes, wth memcached, "multiple Apache servers share and fetch the same resources optimized by mod_pagespeed."

mod_pagespeed adds memcached support to add scaling automatic web optimization

In addition, "logging and reporting have been improved to make it easier to keep track of resource consumption and optimization effectiveness across multiple sites hosted by a single Apache installation."

These new features make mod_pagespeed even better for high-traffic sites and network providers hosting many individual websites on their infrastructure.

Also added a number of other new features and optimizations including:

  • "Improved CSS optimization. CSS media queries are now supported, and the new fallback_rewrite_css_urls filter allows partial optimization of CSS containing unsupported or proprietary extensions.
  • The default set of optimizers now includes the flatten_css_imports filter, improving out-of-the-box performance.
  • Improved mod_spdy interaction with support for custom mod_pagespeed configuration and filters for SPDY enabled clients. This makes it easier to deploy SPDY on your site, which can significantly decrease page load times," informs Google.

For all the new features and improvements, check out the release notes, and for more information about mod_pagespeed, see this documentation.