HTTP 2.0 To Make The Internet A Little Faster For Everyone
A long-anticipated update in HTTP, the language that your web browser uses to load webpages, will make the Internet faster and safer for everyone.By Ben Levin | February 18, 2015
If you’ve ever looked at the far left corner of the address bar in your browser, you’ve probably noticed the letters “HTTP” and wondered, briefly, what that meant.
Well, it stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, and it’s the secret language of our websites — a set of universal rules that every computer uses to talk to the servers at Facebook, Google, and probably every website you’ve ever been to.
The problem is, HTTP is old — it was first implemented in 1999, and is considered a bottleneck for websites that keep getting bigger and bigger.