|How-to||– 7 min read –||September 10, 2019|
How to enable HTTP/2 protocol on the website
Why do we need the HTTP/2 protocol
There have been no alternatives to the HTTP/1 protocol since the late 90s. In 2015, a group of the Internet Engineering Council (IETF) standardized the second version of the protocol - HTTP/2. It was based on the SPDY protocol created by Google. Later, SPDY support was stopped in favor of more efficient HTTP/2. In 2016, Google announced the support of HTTP/2 by search engine robots.
The creation of an updated protocol by IETF experts was prompted by an active increase in the number and weight of Internet resources. Outdated technologies created for simpler sites do not give the expected effect today. Modern sites have a lot of weight, and the resources of an outdated protocol do not allow them to load quickly. HTTP/2 features minimize latency and significantly increase resource performance.
The download speed using HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 can be judged by the HttpWatch tests. Experts concluded that using HTTP/2 + HTTPS increases download speed by 23%. You can check the download speed of sites using different protocols using a special service.
How to connect HTTP/2
Advantages of the HTTP/2 protocol
HTTP/2 protocol and search results
The owners of sites only need to update the server data to connect the protocol in the hosting panel, as well as purchase and activate an SSL certificate. After installing the HTTP/2 protocol on your site, check its activity using the service.
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