People browsing through internet at some point of time or the other would have faced issue where they find websites loading slowly. Apart from network being slow there are also other factors why a particular website takes time to get loaded. Google apart from being a global search engine have taken up the task of improving the browsing experience by improving the website loading time as faster they could load using new software.
Google has introduced a new software mod_pagespeed which can be engineered on apache webservers which is commonly used software for operating websites. What this software mod_pagespeed dose is compress the images and change settings so that webpages are stored in customer’s cache so that customer faces no hassles in reloading the website. This software gets updated automatically.
Why Google provide this software is it doubles up the speed web browsing which would persuade people to use it more which in turn increases the likelihood of using Google services. This software is blessing in disguise for people who run small websites, people who are unable find time to increase the searchablity, performance of their website because this enhances the websites performance and also benefit the users without making any changes in their web server.
Google has been firing in all cylinders to speed up the web in order to take it forward. Apart from providing this service Google is also teaming up with web hosting companies to promote this software which in turn increase their web usage.
More details including steps to configure can be seen from Google Help