HTTP 2.0 – Everything You Need To Know

While browsing for any website on Internet you might have noticed “http:” in address bar. So, what is it? Have you ever wonder and try to find out. That is HTTP, stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol.


HTTP is a mechanism through which a browser uses to request to server and display web pages to users on the display screen. HTTP 1.1 protocol was developed in 1999 which eventually is being replaced by new one, dubbed HTTP 2.0. Google made an announcement on February 10, 2015 that browser will be provided with support of HTTP 2.0. This update improves the way browser and server communicates and also provides faster transfer of information.

HTTP 2.0 or HTTP /2 is the second major version of Hypertext Transfer network protocol using through World Wide Web. It is based on SPDY.


Since there is no exact start date for use of HTTP 2.0 but many people are already using it unknowingly. There are many benefits provided by HTTP 2.0 that will change the face of internet. Want to know how, have a look

Everything you need to know about HTTP 2.0

1. Who made HTTP 2.0?

HTTP 2.0 is developed by HTTP Working Group which maintains entire HTTP protocols. The protocol has been implemented by a number if HTTP implementer, network operators, HTTP experts and users. One of the most participants includes engineers from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Twitter, Akamai, Microsoft’s HTTP stack.

2. What does HTTP 2.0 Achieve?

The new protocol HTTP 2.0 will make use of advanced technologies resulting in faster page loading and latency. Latency is the time interval between the stimulation and response or in general view I would say it means the time delay between the cause and the effect of physical change that you would notice on your display screen from your browser.


This means web pages will load at significantly fast as they suppose to be with previous version HTTP 1.1. It is also included with security and compatibility with reserved proxies.

3. HTTP 2.0 makes Web Faster

Saying HTTP 2.0 will make everything faster, it would not be wrong. HTTP 2.0 plans to take care of the entire session, its interaction and communication with a website. As this technology will directly implement push technologies and provide more activeness in the communication processes.

4. HTTP 2.0 or HTTP/2

Well while taking most of the people would find it confusing whether it is HTTP/2 or HTTP 2.0. But its HTTP version only indicates wire compatibility and not any feature set or marketing.


5. HTTP 2.0 is Binary

Binary protocols are more efficient to parse and are less error prone. Since HTTP 1.1 was textual but now it has updated to binary. There have a number of affordances has done with things like blank spaces, whitespace handling, capitalization and blank lines.


6. HTTP 2.0 is full multiplexed

Full multiplexing means it will allow multiple request and response messages at the same time. this will make communication between server and client too fast.


7. Encryption over HTTP 2.0

The new protocol HTTP 2.0 doesn’t require the use of encryption i.e. TLS. As according to the Working Group they have made statement after extensive discussion that HTTP 2.0 is used over an encrypted connected. And also no browser will support HTTP 2.0 unencrypted. Chairman of HTTP Working Group, Mark Nottingham explains this should not matter as many developers of Firefox and Chrome has already said they will not support HTTP 2.0 unless it does support encryption.

8. HTTP 2.0 will do everything to avoid slowdowns

Slowdown is common because of HTTP specific problems but HTTP 2.0 will avoid this. HTTP 2.0 will do everything in order to avoid slowdown due to any HTTP specific problem. This is great for websites with small servers that are not connected with much bandwidth.

9. Better user experience and Visuals

HTTP 2.0 will make sure that you will get better experience and visuals because everything will run smooth with no slowdown. Everything will be having more bandwidth. This means you will enjoy the new experience and going to love new protocol HTTP 2.0


Final Words

It is all about performance, HTTP 2.0 come with compression and optimization techniques with no change in HTTP semantics. And this all results in great efficiency, smooth data processing, faster communication, faster transfer of information and security and in short, better user experience.