What is HTTP/2?
HTTP/2 is a major revision to the HTTP network protocol which greatly improved the speed and efficiency of requests. Rather than being limited to a single request per connection across six parallel TCP connections, HTTP/2 utilizes multiplexing. This enables the full bandwidth of TCP by sending multiple requests through a single connection at once.
This is much more efficient and results in faster load times for your visitors, as the latest versions of Edge, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox all support HTTP/2.
How to Enable HTTP/2 at Pagely
HTTP/2 is enabled automatically for all sites running over HTTPS.
You will first need to obtain an SSL certificate using Let’s Encrypt‘s free service or purchase one from a third-party provider.
Once you’ve obtained an SSL you can then activate and install your SSL certificate from within your Pagely Atomic control panel:
Note: To avoid websites breaking after installation, we do not automatically redirect non-SSL (HTTP) requests by default. To ensure secure traffic to your website, refer to our steps for Redirecting Traffic to HTTPS/SSL (Port 443).
After your SSL certificate is installed, you should see HTTP/2 enabled in your Atomic control panel by default.
Managing HTTP/2 Settings
Follow the steps below to view and manage your HTTP/2 settings:
- Log into your Atomic control panel.
- From the menu on the left, click on SSL.
- Click on the certificate you want to manage.
- Use Bulk Actions to manage all domains on the certificate, otherwise, click on the relevant domain from the Domains list.
- Turn Allow HTTP2 Protocol on or off as necessary.
- Click Save at the bottom.
Should you need any assistance with installing your SSL or ensuring HTTP/2 is configured for your WordPress site, reach out to our support staff for assistance.