Load Impact: ‘HTTP/2 vs. HTTP/1.1’: Free Tool To Benchmark Website Performance

VELOCITY, N.Y. - October 13, 2015 - Load Impact is proud to announce HTTP/2 vs. HTTP/1.1: A Performance Analysis, an innovative free tool that demonstrates how websites will perform after the highly publicized HTTP/2 update.

“HTTP/2 is one of the most significant updates to the web since its development as a whole”

With help from Daniel Stenberg, one of the architects of HTTP/2 at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Load Impact created the tool that demonstrates performance bottlenecks caused by HTTP/1.1 and how they’ll change with the HTTP/2 update.

The HTTP/2 vs. HTTP/1.1 application was premiered today at Velocity NY as part of a presentation given by Ragnar Lönn, founder of Load Impact, and Stenberg. The tool is freely available at http2.loadimpact.com

"HTTP/2 is going to revolutionize web performance for some applications, but it won’t be equally beneficial to all,” Lönn said. “We have a unique understanding of how this affects developers, online businesses and the world in general."

The HTTP/2 update is essentially the “New Internet,” and the upgraded performance will allow users to better enjoy their experience with faster load times on websites. With improved performance, developers will be able to architect more robust websites to truly serve their audience’s needs.

“HTTP/2 is one of the most significant updates to the web since its development as a whole,” said Stenberg. “I think it’s very important for developers to understand how HTTP/2 will change the Internet forever, and this project helps make that clear.”

About Load Impact

Load Impact’s automated and on-demand testing services detect, predict and analyze performance problems — providing the information businesses need to proactively optimize their websites, apps and APIs for customers.

With its roots in work for NASDAQ and the European Space Agency, the Stockholm-based company has been redefining load and performance testing since 2011 by making it cost-effective, instantly available and easy to use.

Test your website, application or API at loadimpact.com

About Daniel Stenberg

Daniel Stenberg, a Sweden-based programmer, is the author and maintainer of cURL and libcurl. Stenberg contributed to the IETF work groups that architected HTTP/2.

Learn more about Daniel’s work at daniel.haxx.se/

About HTTP/2

HTTP/2 was designed to improve web performance and reduce latency. Developed by some of the world’s best performance engineers in cooperation with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), HTTP/2 enables full request and response multiplexing, supports request prioritization and server push, and minimizes protocol overhead.

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