Migrating a site off PageSpeed Service

PageSpeed Service was turned off on August 3rd, 2015. Please see Turndown Information for PageSpeed Service.

This page explains how to stop using PageSpeed Service for a site that is now displaying the "PageSpeed Service has been shut down" error.

When you started using PageSpeed Service, you changed DNS so that visitors to your site would be sent to Google's servers instead of your own. Now that PageSpeed Service has been shut down, you must change DNS back so users are once again directed to your server(s).

Find your reference domain

You need to know the DNS name of your server that will serve the requests, which is not the same as the name of the site showing the error page. You configured this into PageSpeed Service as part of your initial setup. If you already have this name, skip ahead to the next section.
  1. Go to your site that is displaying the PSS error.
  2. View the page source.
  3. At the bottom of the source, you should see the reference domain listed in a HTML comment. For example:
    HTML source showing reference domain

Edit your CNAME

You must change DNS to direct visitors to your own server. When you enabled PageSpeed Service, you used a DNS "CNAME" to send users to Google's servers. Change that CNAME back to point to your own server.
  1. Log into your DNS hosting provider.
  2. Locate the CNAME for the site displaying the error. It will have a target of something under googlehosted.com or google.com.
  3. Edit the CNAME and change the target to your reference domain, which you found above.
  4. Save the changes.

If you need, there are more detailed instructions for some popular DNS providers.

Note: After submitting the change, it may take up to your TTL duration to take effect. The TTL should be visible in your provider's DNS control panel.