As you already know, we @SiteGround HQ are obsessed with server performance and website loading speed. That is why we initially created the SuperCacher. It has already speeded up many of our customers’ websites and has been extremely well received by our users. Now, just a few months after the initial launch, we are happy to announce а new great caching option added to our SuperCacher -- the Google's PageSpeed Apache module.
What is mod_pagespeed?
To put it in layman’s terms mod_pagespeed speeds up your site and reduces page load time automatically, with no additional knowledge required on the users’ side. It also optimizes your website for mobile view and for better browser rendering.
To read more visit Google’s mod_pagespeed website.
How our SuperCacher makes using mod_pagespeed easier than ever?
It provides a management interface integrated with cPanel
SiteGround tech team is proud to announce that our SuperCacher plugin is the first and only that fully integrates Google's mod_pagespeed with cPanel. This integration allows easy management of the PageSpeed options as part of our user-friendly SuperCacher interface located in the cPanel of each shared hosting account.
We allow activation on a per domain basis
With SiteGround's SuperCacher you can enable PageSpeed for any of your domain names, be it primary, addon, parked or sub-domains - as easy as a single mouse click
We have improved the mod_pagespeed cache flushing
Normally, with mod_pagespeed the cache can only be flushed on a per server basis, which by shared web hosting definition means, if user A truncates his cache, users B, C and D, hosted on the same server would also get their cache deleted. One of the key benefits of the SuperCacher plugin is the ability to flush PageSpeed's cache on a per domain basis or for your entire account, without affecting others on the same server. This feature is extremely useful for developers or website administrators developing a website.
We allow advanced PageSpeed filter editing from the interface too
By default, the PageSpeed module is enabled with a set of default filters, designed to safely optimize the content of your website, without affecting its look or behavior. This is what most web hosts offer in their implementation of PageSpeed, but SiteGround's SuperCacher plugin has the unique ability to allow you to customize your PageSpeed setup for each website. You can enable different filters using the “Advanced filter edit” button. We recommend using Google's PageSpeed Insights browser addon, to determine how PageSpeed can further boost your website and apply the necessary filters using the Advanced Editor.
To learn more how to use Google PageSpeed with your SiteGround account you can refer to our tutorial.