I was wondering if inmotionhosting will support mod_pagespeed usage instead of mod_deflate on shared servers, preferably in cpanel?
For VPS/dedicated servers, will mod_pagespeed be accessible through the cpanel? Lots of other hosting providers such as GoDaddy and Dreamhost enable their users to install mod_pagespeed with the click of a button. It'd be great to have the same feature on InMotion as well!
Our systems people are very aware of pagespeed and it can be installed on VPS or Dedicated servers. However, it cannot be setup for shared servers. I double-checked this with Systems and that is the primary restriction for that mod.
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I can understand why shared servers would not allow one user to implement a mod that other users might not be interested in, but in this case, since (at least allegedly) mod_pagespeed does nothing except make pages load faster, that would seem perfect for shared servers as it would reduce the overall bandwidth requirements for the pages hosted and improve the performance of everyone.
After all, if users on shared servers could justify the expense of VPS (let alone a dedicated server) they would have folks who could otherwise be manually tuning websites for speed!
Unfortunately while <strong>mod_pagespeed</strong> can be a great tool to have in your server arsenal for helping to optimize and speed up a website. It also can require a different level of customization and configuration per the type of website you're attempting to optimize.
On our shared hosting platform, because the types of websites can vary so drastically, there is the possibility of server-wide settings causing unintended side effects. We don't want to globally support something that could turn around and end up causing issues for our customers that aren't trying to optimize their websites.
As such our system administration team has restricted the use of this Apache module to our <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/vps_hosting.html" target="_blank">VPS</a> and <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/dedicated_servers.html" target="_blank">Dedicated server</a> for the time being.