What does the HTTP/2 have to bring us?

HTTP is one of the most basic standards on the Internet, and now, after 16 years, will finally be upgraded into a newer version. The new web standard delivers faster page loading, and will significantly speed up surfing. New HTTP/2 will go through several levels of verification before its official publication as a new standard that will be used by browsers and websites worldwide. HTTP/2 is designed to open websites faster; allowing users to read more pages, do more online buying, and spend more time on the faster internet. The new standard should allow faster loading pages, to ensure longer battery connections and better online security.

HTTP / 2 standard uses some basic functions that are well known to developers, promotes them and offers some completely new features that have not been available until now. Not only that the developers will be able to use the new features, but the new standard will  optimize their current web service optimizing, for the entire process will be greatly facilitated since the HTTP / 2 allows faster communication and execution, while not generating the increase of load server.

In optimizing the current protocol, one of the main advices was to reduce as much as possible the number of HTTP request, so the developers have developed a number of optimizing techniques  with the aim of achieving higher surfing speeds and lower server load. With the use of this new standard, developers will be able to use more applications, whereby the developers will not have to worry about the load of the server.

New HTTP/2 protocol is based on Google SPDY protocol, and Google has recently announced that the new protocol will be a part of the newest Chrome browser update.

The main feature of the SPDY and HTTP / 2 is the so-called “multiplexing”, which allows multiple requests to transfer shared data into a “single” network connection between the web browser and online Web Server.

Developers are hoping to have a trial test of the new HTTP/2 but for now it seems there is no such possibility. New HTTP / 2 standard will work and be fully compatible with all that is now working on the HTTP protocol, with certain improvements, so we expect an exciting year in which the Internet will become much faster than today.

In addition, HTTP/2 standard brings a major change, which is encryption, what greatly enhances privacy protection and reduces vulnerability against eventual hacking.

Also one of the new and interesting features of HTTP / 2 is “server push“, which will allow the server to send sends CSS and other code before a user asks for it, which will additionally speed  the ‘header compression’.

The exact date of the new standards is not known, but hopefully we will not have to wait long for it.