Nginx: keep ngx_pageespeed up to date

If you - like me on tech-blogger.net and routerzwang.de - use the Nginx-Pagespeed module, you should keep it up to date. That way you can save yourself a lot of troubleshooting.

If you're going to be Nginx self compiledand uses the module "ngx_pagespeed", you not only have to keep Nginx up to date, which in the last versions brought HTTP/2 support, but also the corresponding modules. After neglecting this for a while, I could not log into the WordPress backend anymore. The necessary troubleshooting should be spared others, so here are the main steps:

cd
NPS_VERSION=<span style="color: #ff0000;">1.9.32.10</span>
wget https://github.com/pagespeed/ngx_pagespeed/archive/release-${NPS_VERSION}-beta.zip
unzip release-${NPS_VERSION}-beta.zip
cd ngx_pagespeed-release-${NPS_VERSION}-beta/
wget https://dl.google.com/dl/page-speed/psol/${NPS_VERSION}.tar.gz
tar -xzvf ${NPS_VERSION}.tar.gz

You get the latest version directly at Google, on 11/29/2015 this was version 1.9.32.10-beta. After you have done the above steps, you can install Nginx "regular", but you have to make sure during configuration that the new version of the ngx_pagespeed module is also used.

So if you have unexplainable problems with your website and use Nginx 1.9.x with ngx_pagespeed, you should - as with any software - make sure that you are using the latest version. This can be easily achieved by following the simple installation steps.

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