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HTTP/2 Now Rolling out for our customers

HTTP/2 is a web protocol for transferring information on computer networks, and is the largest upgrade to HTTP since 1997. That’s a lot of mumbo jumbo, but what it means to you is that the successor of HTTP/1.1 brings significant improvement in efficiency, speed and security and is supported by most modern web browsers.

In addition, Search Engine Ranking takes into account your website’s speed, security, and updates. Using the latest technology like HTTP/2 shows the search engines that you’re investing time and money into your website to insure that it’s the best it can be. This new upgrade will help boost your ranking against sites that stay behind the times.

All of our customers will be getting the HTTP/2 upgrade to their website, and most already have it! Check you site here to see if we’ve already upgraded you: https://tools.keycdn.com/http2-test

For you Technical Junkies:

  • HTTP/2 is binary, instead of textual.
  • It is fully multiplexed, sending multiple requests in parallel over a single TCP connection. Instead of 1 file at a time.
  • It uses header compression HPACK to reduce overhead.
  • It allows servers to “push” responses proactively into client caches instead of waiting for a new request for each resource
  • It uses the new ALPN extension which allows for faster-encrypted connections since the application protocol is determined during the initial connection.
  • It reduces additional round trip times (RTT), making your website load faster without any optimization.
  • Domain sharding and asset concatenation is no longer needed with HTTP/2.

HTTP/2 introduces other improvements, more details: HTTP/2 RFC7540

This test can check HTTP and HTTPS but most browsers only support HTTP/2 for HTTPS, which means you must migrate to HTTPS if you want to take advantage of the performance benefits. If your website doesn’t have an SSL yet, contact us today and we can have you up and running with the full benefits of HTTP/2 today!