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The Web in 2015: Faster Browsing, Better Performance

Getting Better Performance and a Faster Browser

Most computer and website hardware and software goes through a series of updates—usually every few years, sometimes even a few times a year. You may be surprised to know that HTTP, the protocol used to run the World Wide Web and allows servers and Web browsers to talk to each other and upload and download data, hasn’t been updated since 1999. While HTTP 1.1 has served everyone well, it’s way past time for an upgrade.

HTTP/2, the successor, will benefit everyone. If you use the Internet a little bit or a lot, for your job or just for browsing, you’re going to start seeing a difference very soon. In fact, over the next year, you’ll see a significant change in the speed of web browsing—as much as a 40 percent increase. That’s less time waiting and more time for finding the information that you need online.

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HTTP/2 vs. HTTP 1.1

So, how will HTTP/2 help you? There are several benefits, including:

  • Faster loading speed. The biggest difference that regular users will see is faster web browsing. Back in 1999, web pages had much less text and graphics – plus, there weren’t nearly as many webpages as are there are now. With an explosion in pages and information, the speed has become bogged down.
  • Decreased server workload. HTTP 1.1 resulted in overloaded servers. HTTP/2 will instead use multiplexing so that connections can be addressed immediately instead of one-by-one.
  • Increased performance. HTTP/2 will improve page load speeds through advances in data compression. When the data goes from a device, like your computer or phone, to a server, and information is pushed back to you, you’ll notice a definite difference.
  • Better encryption. Although encryption is not required in HTTP/2, you’ll enjoy a safer browsing experience through better encryption, since its performance will make it easier to safeguard information.

HTTP/2 won’t be completely replacing HTTP/1, because it’s an upgrade. Since there are so many advantages, though, it’s already being used by some browsers. Take advantage of this rollout between

The HTTP/2 rollout has begun, and as more and more server admins begin to pick it up through 2015-2016, you’ll be seeing a real difference in both performance and speed. If your company would like to upgrade their website or design a new site that includes responsive design and the latest technology, call Higher Images today.

Morgan Cushey

Morgan Cushey

Content Writer at Higher Images Inc
Morgan Cushey writes SEO articles for clients who want to enhance their online authority and see their Google Rankings rise. She has written entertaining and informative SEO-focused articles across a wide range of industries, from dentistry and landscaping to tourism and pest control, giving her a comprehensive knowledge on a variety of subjects. Morgan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with a minor in political science from California University of Pennsylvania. She has been a lifelong writer and has extensive experience in many styles of writing, from SEO-focused articles and PR to non-fiction and feature news articles written for local newspapers. Morgan lives in Monongahela, PA, with her fiancé Aaron, where she spends her free time reading or snuggling with her two dogs, Biscuit and Ellie.
Morgan Cushey

April 27, 2015
By: Morgan Cushey
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