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23

Oct
2017

SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE WITH HTTP/2

SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE WITH HTTP/2

Most of the websites rely on HTTP/1 for the maintenance of their website. The newbie HTTP/2 in town though has got advantages over HTTP/1 is still primitive in its advent into the websiting world. There are many questions concerning its advantages and features. The fact remains that HTTP/2 though offers the best quality service is still afar from website contemplations. In this article we are going to clear out any doubts concerning HTTP/2 and also list out the reasons why one should consider it for your website’s benefits. Let us start by briefing the HTTP/1. HTTP/1 (HyperText Transport Protocol 1) As the text defines it is the standardised transfer protocol which decides the transaction of data from one source to another- from computer to computer. It is the very basis on which networking functions. Communication-be it how messages are formatted and transmitted or the series of actions undertaken by web browser or servers when presented with instructions and commands- takes shape in here. HTTP/1 took its birth in the year 1989. Since then networking has gone through a lot of evolutions. From waiting up for a long time for your dial up modem to load out pages to having presented with thousands of result in a fraction of second, somehow internet has made a startling progress. But now no one wishes to stumble when it comes to networking. As every single person devotes atleast a small portion of their day online it is imperative to meet this complex network environment with complex solution which culminated into the development of HTTP/2. The introduction of HTTP/2 2015 marks the arrival of HTTP/2 to pave a new era for websites. All of the major web browsers support HTTP/2 such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Edge, and Amazon Silk. But this new change like any other is not widely known or welcomed which shouldn’t be the case as it owes you a wonderful future. HTTP/2 is the latest in market and promises 120% faster pace in comparison with HTTP/1. It is designed to accommodate the modern complexities like increased data, traffic etc. and at a better speed too. Laymen draw the contrast clearly by comparing HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 with a high school runner and Olympic athlete- faster, stronger and more capable. How is it faster? The improved speed of HTTP/2 in comparison with HTTP/1 is due to the exclusion of many problematic features in HTTP/1. Let us dive into the details. The first limitation faced by HTTP/1 is it follows a single connection pattern when met with user request, that is, when presented with a request (for a web page) it first waits for a response, then downloads the file and then only move to another one in the series. This takes up a lot of time. Though the single actions which are taken at a time are met with speed and efficiency when it counters a website with a lot of requests to get through, HTTP/1 fumbles. This devours you of your time and patience.   To surpass this limitation HTTP/2 uses an advanced solution called ‘multiplexing’. Multiplexing rather than processing each action separately takes up a different road by getting to multiple files in a single connection. This makes it more convenient for you but without compromising the accuracy in results. Another limitation that HTTP/2 has managed to overcome is the mode of transmission by HTTP/1. HTTP/1 transmits plain text whereas HTTP/2 uses the header compression wherein the protocol compresses and sends the text in binary which saves bandwidth and loadingtime. The old protocol format sent the HTML file first, before the browser requests everything else, including CSS, images, and JavaScript file. This leads to connection being turned on and off with each request delaying the loading further. HTTP/2 substitutes this with server push and saves up the time. It informs the browser of the precise information it needs to render a relevant page and is highly efficient in comparison with HTTP/1. The importance of HTTP/2 From fast food to fast races anything which is fast impresses the users. Now being used to being peed customers online are not tolerant of slow loading pages. If a website takes a lot of time to load, customers wander off to check out other pages. And over 75% has already adapted the HTTP/2 technology and are enjoying its advantages. As this huge a proportion are already reaping its benefits it is only suitable for you to do the same. And better loading speed leads to better SEO ranking which is Every major browsers support HTTP/2 people already have started being accustomed to the fast loading which improves their website experience. HTTP/2 offers more secure environment and features like Are there issues with HTTP/2? One should always look into the cons before committing yourself to HTTP/2. As already said that 75% are already comfortable with HTTP/2 there exists the other 25% which glares into your business perspectives. They are too large a fraction to be ignored. If your website and business are based in a developing country or region that are still using the older web servers it is better to stop for a little deliberation. KeyCDN’s HTTP/2 test tool can verify if your server supports HTTP/2. The shifting process is not as simple as well. If your page is still pondering on HTTP/1 and has not yet started with HTTPS, which is a must for HTTP/2 websites, you have a herculean task ahead. It means shifting each page and URL to HTTPS. And if your website goals aren’t that huge all these cost, resources, time and effort are not worth the end result. Conclusion Weighing both pros and cons still the facts point to HTTP/2 having an upperhand when compared to HTTP/1. Improved speed provides a better customer experience. Customers who now rely on mobile or desktops, anything at vicinity are floored by the speed at which a website handles all the complexities. The commands, request, designs are just building up with added complexities. And HTTP/2 is well capable of handling this. The future too has in store more such actions and growing numbers which demands the use of HTTP/2 for your website. Another matter of concern being security, the prerequisite full encryption of data concerning any online business, meets this end as well. Given all the pros leading to the better performance of your website and thereby a better SEO ranking, it is a worthy shot to take when it comes to HTTP/2.


11

Sep
2017

What is Blog Hosting?

What is Blog Hosting?

Blog hosting is a type of webhosting. Weblogs, which popularly go by the name blogs, are websites that array regular updates by an individual in the form of posts or entries. With the vast variety of blogging options available on the market nowadays, a newbie blogger could find the task a bit ambiguous and overwhelming. But here we have dissected the puzzle for your ease. Blog-softwares like WordPress, Typepad, Nucleus, b2evolution etc. have an assemblage of features which enables blog hosting. The features include scripting support (i.e PHP), database support (i.e MySQL), ample amounts of storage and band width and easy one-click installations (i.e Fantastico). Before finalising on a particular blog host, you should decide on the purpose and character of your blog. If you are hosting a blog as an online account for your personal thoughts and emotions, a free blog would do. WordPress.com is a free blog host which offer basic and non-complicated interfaces to make blogging easier for the ones who aren’t a pro with technicalities. But this comes with constraints like limited selection of templates and layouts and you won’t be able to remove ads from the site. But with no effort being invested at script installations and database configuration these limitations can be overlooked. But at one step ahead your blogging endeavours can prove to be profitable. Paid accounts can avail their own personal domain. A reasonable amount paid could enable a great number of options for customising your blog. Paid blog providers offer easy one-click installations for major blog softwares which could get your blog up and running with just a few clicks. You could accommodate larger amount of traffic in your blog. You could also generate income by joining ad networks and placing their ads in your blog. There are reasons why WordPress remains the most preferable blog host. With an abundance of plugins, both free and paid, WordPress takes customization of your blog into greater heights. With WordPress as your blog host anything which is possible for a website is possible for your site as well- such as static website, a forum, a photo gallery, an eCommerce site and so on... With reasonable pricing, unlimited features and expert assistance 24/7 Cybex Hosting WordPress plans could open up a new world of blogging to you.