HTTP/2 Now Available

CleverHost is proud to announce the immediate availability of HTTP/2!

HTTP/2 is the evolution of the HTTP protocol, which is the protocol used to the majority of web traffic. WordPress, Drupal, and most other website platforms all use this ubiquitous protocol, typically HTTP/1.1, to deliver all the terrific web goodness we have come to expect.

However, with the rise of more powerful websites and web applications, along with the need for better security, HTTP/1.1 began to show its age. Thankfully HTTP/2 has arrived in order to solve both performance and security concerns, allowing us all to enjoy the best parts of the web more thoroughly.

“We really care about delivering greater value to our customers as often as we can, and we’re glad to be in a position where we can begin to unleash HTTP/2’s capabilities to our customers so soon,” says Derek Silva, owner of CleverHost. “We’re still getting up to speed on all its capabilities, but our initial testing showed faster load speeds for secure websites, so that’s a great start.”

Our entire server fleet already has HTTP/2 enabled and deployed, and any websites with SSL certificates installed are benefiting from this. As we move forward, we’ll continue to tweak HTTP/2’s options and get even more performance out of this new protocol.

Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!