How to install mod_pagespeed on a WHM / cPanel server

How to install mod_pagespeed on a WHM / cPanel server

Mod_pagespeed is an effective way of speeding up the delivery of your website to your visitors. Originally released by Google it’s now maintained by an open community and you can easily deploy this to any cPanel server. we’ve created some tests as shown below to demonstrate just how much mod_pagespeed can speed up your content.

As you can see the bottom two reports on https://www.first2host are done with mod_pagespeed removed from the server, the YSLOW rating is 77% and the PAGESPEED is 80, But when deploying mod_pagespeed to the server we see an increase to 83% and 82% respectively. The loading time now at 3.15s.

mod_pagespeed

How to install mod_pagespeed using Easy Apache 3

 No one should be using Easy Apache 3 anymore. If you are upgrade to Easy Apache 4

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/git clone https://github.com/pagespeed/cpanel.git /tmp/pagespeed/

cd /tmp/pagespeed/Easy
tar -zcvf Speed.pm.tar.gz pagespeed
mkdir -p /var/cpanel/easy/apache/custom_opt_mods/Cpanel/Easy
mv Speed.pm Speed.pm.tar.gz -t /var/cpanel/easy/apache/custom_opt_mods/Cpanel/Easy/
cd && rm -rf /tmp/pagespeed

Install Mod_Pagespeed

 

Once complete you can then run EasyApache to compile mod_pagespeed into your server.

EasyApache3_Mod_pagespeed

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How to install mod_pagespeed using Easy Apache 4

Create the file /etc/rpm/macros.apache2 and add the following lines of code exactly as below

nano /etc/rpm/macros.apache2
%_httpd_mmn 20120211x8664
%_httpd_apxs /usr/bin/apxs
%_httpd_dir /etc/apache2
%_httpd_bindir %{_httpd_dir}/bin
%_httpd_modconfdir %{_httpd_dir}/conf.modules.d
%_httpd_confdir %{_httpd_dir}/conf.d
%_httpd_contentdir /usr/share/apache2
%_httpd_moddir /usr/lib64/apache2/modules

Next, run the following commands in order, make sure you run each command on its own

yum install rpm-build cpio ea-apache24-mod_version
wget https://github.com/pagespeed/cpanel/raw/master/EA4/ea-apache24-mod_pagespeed-latest-stable.src.rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild ea-apache24-mod_pagespeed-latest-stable.src.rpm
rpm -ivh /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/ea-apache24-mod_pagespeed*.rpm
/etc/init.d/httpd restart

 

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