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HTTP 2 Overview

Posted 29th August, 2019

HTTP/2 is a major revision of the HTTP/1.1 network protocol used by the World Wide Web.

We here at Stablepoint have implemented HTTP/2 on all of our hosting solutions.

Here are a few of the HTTP/2 Pros:

  1. HTTP/2 is binary, instead of textual.

  2. HTTP/2 is fully multiplexed, e.g. can send multiple requests for data in parallel over a single TCP connection. This is the most advanced feature of the HTTP/2 protocol because it allows you to download web files via ASync mode from one server. Most modern browsers limit TCP connections to one server.

  3. It uses header compression HPACK to reduce overhead.

  4. It allows servers to “push” responses proactively into client caches instead of waiting for a new request for each resource.

  5. It reduces additional round trip times (RTT), making your website load faster without any optimization.