This week, Google announced that its hosted PageSpeed Service will be shut down. Everyone using the hosted service needs to move their site elsewhere before August 3 2015 to avoid breaking their website.
We're inviting these hosted customers: don't wait...migrate your site to CloudFlare for global acceleration (and more) right now.
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As TechCrunch wrote: "In many ways, PageSpeed Service is similar to what CloudFlare does but without the focus on security."
What is PageSpeed?
PageSpeed started as — and continues — as a Google-created software module for the Apache webserver to rewrite webpages to reduce latency and bandwidth, to help make the web faster.
Google introduced their hosted PageSpeed Service in July 2011, to save webmasters the hassle of installing the software module.
It's the hosted service that is being discontinued.
CloudFlare provides similar capabilities to PageSpeed, such as minification, image compression, and asynchronous loading.
Additionally, CloudFlare offers more performance gains through a global network footprint, Railgun for dynamic content acceleration, built-in SPDY support, and more.
Not just speed
PageSpeed Service customers care about performance, and CloudFlare delivers. CloudFlare also includes security, SSL, DNS, and more, at all plans, including Free.
Setting up CloudFlare
There's no need to install any software or change your host. CloudFlare works at the network level, with a five minute sign up process.
Here's simple instructions for migrating from the hosted PageSpeed Service to CloudFlare.