We have seen a lot of changes in the Internet as we move Engineering Directors Email Lists towards a faster, leaner website. There are a lot of articles talking about page speed optimization, but we have overlooked how other features are stepping up their game to provide the best technology for website owners.
Here are a few features that can help your website win among your competitors:
It’s almost been a year since HTTP/2 has been supported by the new version of the WWW protocol.
HTTP/2 is a remarkable step up from HTTP/1 in terms of performance. HTTP/2, or fondly called by Google Developers as H2, has the ability to cover multiple requests in just a single connection; this is called multiplexing.
With HTTP/1, it can only load one large image instead of several small images at a time due to its incapability to handle multiple requests or multiplex. Now, this is possible through an H2 connection. H2 now compresses headers which simplify transport as this is done before the requested data are sent.
Because of multiplexing, sites on H2 experience up to 50% boost in performance. CDN77 has a great tool to demonstrate the difference between HTTP/1 and H2.
However, converting your website to H2 will require you to acquire an SSL certificate, since browsers only support H2 over a secured connection. After acquiring an SSL certificate, you can now implement H2 on your server, or you should talk to your web hosting company about implementing HTTP/2.
The Importance of SSL Certificates from Sandra Wrobel-Konior
From Sandra Wrobel-Konior’s The Importance of SSL Certificates
SSL secures the connection between the visitor (browser) and a website’s server. Only purchase an SSL certificate from legitimate, trusted certificate authorities. But if you want to try it out for free, you can get it from certain domain registrars like GoDaddy; from a nonprofit, open certificate authorities like Let’s Encrypt; and from commercial providers like Comodo SSL.
In Fall of 2015, Google announced its new compression algorithm, Brotli. In their GitHub, Brotli is defined as:
Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding, and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods. It is similar in speed with deflating but offers denser compression.