Complete Guide Book for HTTP/2

Stepping stone in browsing history:

We have been searching our every confusion on the web these days and web never disappoints us. As the latest technology has always been used by web browsers to attract users. Well, if we look little back then from HTML TO HTTP web browsers has done a splendid job. But, in the last two decades, nothing outstanding happened in the web communication. Well, that’s why to replace HTTP 1.1 a brand new HTTP/2 has been introduced by Google.

What the hell is HTTP/2?

Well, HTTP/2 basically is the latest version of HTTP. As a practically previous version of HTTP is launched 20 years back. So, that’s why it is unable to handle the latest features. The HTTP/2 is introduced to provide some solution to today’s growing data, resources, and evolving technologies.  HTTP/2 revolves around some basic functions such as improving webpage load time, latency and web security.

The latest technologies are used to provide hefty strength to the HTTP/2. The technologies adopted in HTTP/2 server to make its dynamic are as, multiplexing, server push, and file prioritization. These improved methodologies are forcing all the famous web browsers to use this server. The web browser like Chrome, Chrome for Android, Firefox, Safari, and Edge, as well as some well-known servers such as Apache Server or Tomcat,  are using HTTP/2.

Get familiar with the HTTP/2 Sampler!

The HTTP/2 Sampler are quite similar as you previously used in HTTP 1.1. With some little adjustments sampler workers pretty same. As the actual difference is in the logic that’s working in the background. Because logic triggers the performance of the protocol. The HTTP 2 sampler field has numerous tools attached to it. Let’s discuss these fiends step by step.

  • Name– In this field name of the HTTP2 file is shown in the tree.
  • Server Name or IP- The domain name aka IP address is mentioned in this field. The domain is like, www.learncodeonline.in.
  • Port Number- Every website is registered with default port number 443.
  • Response- This is time used by the server to respond. In the sampler, we don’t include the field for the connection timeout since HTTP/2 has an automatic initial connection setting and all samplers use this same connection. This is the finest feature of HTTP/2.
  • Implementation– You can choose between jetty and Java implementation. The Jetty is a default implementation, but in future, you can shift to Java.
  • Protocol– Here you have to select protocol from HTTP and HTTPS. HTTPS is a default protocol.
  • Method– Currently, we have GET and POST methods available, but you can expect new methods soon.
  • Content-Encoding – The content encoding to be used (for the POST). This is the character encoding to be used and is not related to the Content-Encoding HTTP header.
  • Path- This is the direction to the source.
  • Redirect Automatically- You can use HTTP protocol to automatically follow directions.
  • Follow Redirects- The sampler checks that if the response is a redirect or will follow it. The initial redirect and further responses will appear as additional samples.
  • Synchronized Request- Here sampler waits until the receiving the response before sending more requests.
  • Send Parameters With the Request – All the fields are equivalent to the HTTP/1.1 fields.
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