HTTP/2 The Web's New Protocol.
For over 15 years, HTTP has improved communication between web browsers and websites through the client-server computing model. More recently, an increase in traffic and connections on the Web has made the process of loading a web page both more complex and resource intensive. These two factors have caused HTTP/1.1 requests to have a much higher overhead and a decrease in performance if too many requests are made at a given time, which as a result, means a decrease in speed and performance in the end user's experience.
With this latest version, HTTP/2 promises to enhance the end users experience by focusing on the improvement of speed and performance. Pages will now load at a faster rate and the need for page optimization (such as resource merging, image sprinting etc.,) will be eliminated.
As a result, HTTP/2 will bring a number of substantial benefits such as:
LiteSpeed Technologies and HTTP/2.
LiteSpeed Web Server is the FIRST HTTP/2 ready web server for production use. We are very pleased to announce that the latest versions of LiteSpeed Enterprise and Open LiteSpeed include support for all of HTTP/2's major implementations.
LiteSpeed Technologies has always distinguished itself by improving performance and speed without sacrificing resources. By offering full HTTP /2 support we now seek to enhance the end user's overall experience by being part of the process that loads web pages faster and saves time for users.