Recently I updated my server to enable HTTP/2 via
mod_http2 from EasyApache 4 and the results are amazing, this has been something I have kept my eye on for quite some time. So now I will show you how to update your server and you too can benefit from HTTP/2.
Table of Contents
- Step1-Enabled HTTP/2 with EasyApache 4
- Step 2 — select Apache Modules
- Step 3 — After enabling mod_http2
- Checking for HTTP/2 Headers
Step1-Enabled HTTP/2 with EasyApache 4
Navigate to EasyApache 4 and select Customize from Currently Installed Packages.
Step 2 — select Apache Modules
On the next screen select Apache Modules and search for
mod_http2 then toggle the option to enable it.
Step 3 — After enabling mod_http2
mod_http2 select Review and then Provision your build.
After the build has provisioned you can test your site with the network tab via the browsers Developer Tools
Checking for HTTP/2 Headers
In the Protocol tab you should see HTTP/2 represented as h2.
The benefits of HTTP/2 should not be underestimated. If your site is busy or has lots of assets then you should see some significant gains in performance.
But if like me, you have a fairly small blog and just love really fast websites, then go now and enable it and basque in the enhanced speed and performance.