Http/2 protocol, the biggest change in standard since 1999 will make web browsing rapid and secure. Invented by the father of the web Sir Tim Berners- Lee, Hypertext Transfer Protocol is familiar to many as the start of the web address http://. It controls the connection between the user’s browser and the server hosting the website.

Http/2 is based on the Google’s SPDY, which was designed for rapid loading of web pages and browsing experience. This new standard will take over from the existing HTTP 1.1, currently used by many sites on the internet.

Http/2 uses modern ways to transport data between browser and server. In addition to that it is backward compatible with Http 1.1 and uses most of the same technologies but it is more efficient.
It allows the server to send additional content to what was requested for, thus eliminating the need of a user’s computer to send continual requests for information until the website is fully loaded.

Browsers can ask for more than one piece of data at a time from one site and can request several websites for data at once hence speeding the process of loading one or several websites.

High speed broadband has already increase the speed of the process of web browsing, but new protocol will allow web pages and browser to take advantage of increased bandwidth.

The new protocol means increased speed of mobile browsing which is often held back by the extended time, request need to travel from smart phone to a web server over a mobile broadband connection.

The browser will switch automatically between Http 1.1 and Http/2 as per requirement.

The Http/2 protocol has been approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force and is expected to be published soon. Google has announced to withdraw its SPDY in favor of Http/2 in Chrome by early 2016.

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