Partnering with Nginx and Automattic to support SPDY/3.1
February 14, 2014 | Justin Dorfman
SPDY is a next-generation web transport protocol, which enables tremendous performance improvements over typical HTTP connections. Tests show SPDY can be over 60% faster than HTTP for transferring the exact same content. Seeing that Ngnix is already the most popular server for the top 1000 websites, the work to upgrade SPDY has benefits for nearly everyone.
Here's a technical summary of the changes we contributed to the Nginx 1.5.10 release:
Implementing support for rate limits
Updating the frame layout to match the SPDY/3.1 specification
Updating the dictionary
Implementing outbound stream-level flow control mechanism based on the rate limits
Implementing the inbound stream-level flow control mechanism
Implementing connection-level inbound and outbound flow control
Here at MaxCDN, we have a longstanding commitment to the open source movement, and are proud to do our part. We'll have SPDY/3.1 rolled out across our CDN by the end of Q1 this year, and can't wait to make the web faster for you and your customers.