How to Enable HTTP/2 on Your Website – In this article I write about how to enable HTTP/2 on your website.
You will learn what it is, why it’s important and how to enable HTTP/2 on your website.
If you need help with enabling this data communication protocol, make sure you check our Web Maintenance services.
It’s a data communication protocol between clients and servers. It’s an expansion on the features of HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 has been relatively unchanged since 1997. The new protocol brings improvements in terms of new features and performance.
It’s supported by a variety of web browsers, servers and most recently by Google Pagespeed Insights.
The main features of HTTP/2 are:
The main benefits of HTTP/2 are:
Before you can enable this protocol, you want to check whether your server supports it or not.
To check if your server supports the HTTP/2 protocol:
If your server supports this protocol, in theory there shouldn’t be anything else for you to do.
If your server doesn’t support the automatic connection of the protocol, you can follow the steps described in this article (for advanced users of websites on Apache or Ngix servers).
If your website uses Cloudflare as a Content Delivery Network (CDN), the HTTP/2 protocol ‘is automatically enabled for all accounts on any plan level, and requires no changes to your web server configuration’.