PageSpeed and CDN images

I currently have a site that services images located on AWS S3 via AWS Cloudfront.

I'm not looking to install PageSpeed and I want to take advantage of the image optimization and lazy loading (out of page view) that PageSpeed offers.

My question is:

Do I need to move the images from S3 onto the Server with PageSpeed to take advantage of the image optimization and lazy loading. eg: to the images need to be local to where PageSpeed is installed or can they be external on S3 in this case?

I can see how to direct pagespeed to loadfiles (images) from the file system as below.

pagespeed LoadFromFile /var/www/static/;

Would the answer to this be it would be faster to have the images local and use "LoadFromFile" but it's possible to use a remote repository?

thankyou Adam

EDIT: I can now see the following:

pagespeed LoadFromFileMatch "^https?://[^/]*)/static/"

It appears this might allow PageSpeed to check for local resources and then fetch from a remote HTTP location if required.


mod_pagespeed can optimize images from anywhere. By default, it optimizes images only from the same domain as the HTML, you can authorize mod_pagespeed to optimize images from any domain with:

pagespeed Domain;

Note: This will just tell mod_pagespeed to rewrite the URLs for resources on that domain. If does not have mod_pagespeed installed on it as well, this will fail! If that is the case, you can use:

pagespeed MapRewriteDomain;

This will tell mod_pagespeed to change the domain the rewritten resources are served from so that you can actually serve the rewritten versions.

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