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Discussion in 'Other Centmin Mod Installed software' started by Matt Williams, Jan 12, 2015.

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  1. Matt Williams

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    Hello,
    It seems as though using pagespeed with a CDN is useless. I launched 2 VPS's at Vultr, Both with the exact same theme and plugins. One, I installed PageSpeed only, the other, I installed MaxCDN + Page Speed

    When running a speed test in Pingdom to view the file list - the one with MaxCDN + Pagespeed only showed the MaxCDN link for images, js and css - The other site with pagespeed only was minifying css, images, js and running supper fast. The one that maxCDN only was on, was slower. About 300ms slower

    So, what I find is that, adding maxCDN is great in terms of offloading your assets to the CDN, whoever, it is slower then with Pagespeed only. Has anyone else seen this?
     
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    depends entirely on CDN service, it's available locations respective to proximity to your server origin and how your CDN and pagespeed are configured. You can see I did play with CDN + pagespeed on this forums and as you are a Premium Centmin Mod member, you have access to my Google Analytic dashboards shown at CDN + ngx_pagespeed testing on forums | Centmin Mod Community You can find the custom Google Analytic dashboards and how to install them in Private Premium Members forums ;)

    Also nice read for nginx pagespeed + CDN configurtaion of pagespeed.conf at Nginx PageSpeed - If I'll try to use CDN | Centmin Mod Community

    FYI, use webpagetest.org and multiple geographic locations to properly test CDN and non-CDN load tests :)