Benefits of using HTTP/2 Protocol

Offers a Better Mobile Experience

One of the main benefits of using HTTP/2 protocol is it’s speed in delivering content. To attract mobile users, online businesses are going “mobile-first.” The mobile-first strategy is all about providing those users with an optimal mobile experience. Sadly, not all types of mobile device hardware can keep up because of long processing times. Using HTTP/2 can result in faster load times and mobile network latency for a better mobile experience.

Nowadays, the Internets focus is on the quick delivery of media-rich content. Users want to consume their preferred content and services right away.

Benefits of using HTTP/2 Protocol

We are addicted to optimizing the load times of the websites hosted on our servers, using HTTP/2 is the next step we’ve taken. As well as the benefits for delivering content for mobile devices, the speed factor is something that Google takes into account for SEO.

The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the simple, constrained and ultimately boring application layer protocol forms the foundation of the World Wide Web. In essence HTTP enables the retrieval of network connected resources available across the internet and has evolved through the decades to deliver fast, secure and rich medium for digital communication.

What is the HTTP/2 Protocol?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a set of standards allowing internet users to exchange website information. There have been four HTTP iterations since its introduction in 1991.

HTTP/2 was released in 2015 as a major revision to the HTTP/1.1 protocol. It was derived from the SPDY protocol as a way to improve the online experience by speeding up page loads and reducing round-trip time (RTT), especially on resource-heavy web pages. The main benefits of using HTTP/2 Protocol:

HTTP/2 Explained simply

Imagine that waiters in a restaurant are TCP connections. You want to order your meal and something to drink. For HTTP/1.1 that would mean that you ask one waiter for your meal and another for drink. Hence you would allocate two TCP connections. With HTTP/2 that would mean that you ask only one waiter for both, but he brings them separately. You only allocate one TCP connection and that will already result with lower server load. Plus the server would have one extra free connection (waiter) for the next client (guest).

The real difference between HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 comes with server push, for example.

Imagine that the guest (Client) asks (sends request) waiter (Server) for a meal. Then the waiter gets the meal from the restaurant chef (your application logic), but the waiter also thinks you would need coffee and cake so he brings that too with your meal. The end result of this would be only one TCP connection and only one request that will significantly lower the server load.

Some startups can’t afford a cloud-based platform to serve content right away. With features that can shrink resource sizes by several bytes, HTTP/2 can help you deliver media-rich content to users seamlessly and is available on all of our servers.

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