What is HTTP?
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) refers to the protocol of how messages are formatted and transmitted across the web. When you enter a URL into your browser, a HTTP command is sent to the webserver to translate and show the webpage that was intended.
The previous version of HTTP, 1.1, has been in use for more than 15 years. HTTP 1.1 was never built with mobile users and performance in mind so you could say it’s definitely time for an upgrade!
HTTP is often referred to as a stateless protocol because each command is implemented individually, without using any of previous data from commands that may have come before. This makes it difficult for a website to react intelligently to what is actually being entered.
How will HTTP2 benefit me?