HTTP 2.0 is the latest Edition of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and it’s the first major update in the protocol that runs the World Wide Web (WWW) in almost 20 years.
The primary goal of an HTTP 2.0 is to improve the performance and accelerate the speed of the protocol, and thereby, giving users faster and improved web experience. It’s born out of the Google SPDY protocol and contains many of its features.
As of 2015, most of the popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge support HTTP 2.0. Even after being so new, 6.7% of the total 10 million websites have support for this protocol.
So, what new features does it have?
Benefits of using HTTP 2.0
There are many new features added inside HTTP 2.0 that help in improving the performance of the default protocol and making the websites load faster.
Let’s check them one by one.
You must have gone to websites where there are lots of images, and hence, they took too much time to load.
When you browse a website through your browser, it asks for all of these heavy elements in the HTTP 1.0 protocol.
And hence, the loading time becomes higher. Nevertheless, it has been corrected in HTTP 2.0.
Now, all of these heavy elements will first be compressed and then will be sent to your browser. That will result in much better and must faster loading.