Do a “QUIC” test

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#1
So what is HTTP3/QUIC and how are they related?

LiteSpeed explains QUIC as:

“QUIC was originally a Google effort to improve HTTP/2 by transporting it encrypted over UDP. In 2016, the IETF began working to standardize the protocol. Part of that process involved splitting QUIC into the transport and application protocols. For some time, the application protocol was referred to as HTTP-over-QUIC, but in November of 2018, the IETF announced that HTTP-over-QUIC would be called HTTP/3.

The IETF is still defining what HTTP/3 will look like. There will be several iterations of review and revision before a standard is adopted, and LiteSpeed will continue to be involved every step of the way.

LiteSpeed QUIC Implementation:

The Internet currently uses a version of the QUIC protocol called "Google QUIC," sometimes abbreviated gQUIC. It started as a Google experiment between the Chrome browser and some of the Google services, in an effort to improve upon HTTP/2. We added support for Google QUIC to our Web Server and ADC products in 2017. At around the same time, Google handed off the protocol to the IETF for standardization.”

How can I do the “QUIC” test?

Navigate to https://www.http3check.net/ and paste your domain name in the checkbox, alternatively follow the steps mentioned below:

HTTP/1.1:

SPDY http1 only no QUIC.png

HTTP/2:

SPDY http2 only no QUIC.png

HTTP/2 + QUIC:

SPDY.png

What the majority use:

Wappalyzer Apache.png

LiteSpeed Web Server HTTP/3 ready:

Wappalyzer.png

Speed tests run on international A2 Hosting as well as local SA hosting. Speed tests conducted from Canada using a Basic Wordpress Site:

A2 International Hosting:

A2 Hosting.png

SA Hosted Server without LiteSpeed/QUIC:

Exclusive Web Hosting Without LiteSpeed and QUIC.png

SA Hosted Server with LiteSpeed/QUIC enabled

Exclusive Web Hosting With LiteSpeed and QUIC.png

Conclusion:

HTTP/3 may still be in it's development stages but straight off the bat we can see some interesting results. Be that as it may there is still the concern regarding security and we will be monitoring developments from major firewall developers closely to see how and when they will fully support the new protocol.

Sources:

https://www.litespeedtech.com/latest-techs/http-3-is-coming

https://gtmetrix.com/

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...icator/mpbpobfflnpcgagjijhmgnchggcjblin?hl=en

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wappalyzer/gppongmhjkpfnbhagpmjfkannfbllamg?hl
 
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Jade @ ZA Domains

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The differences between the two local sites are marginal, and I wonder how much influence international latency had on the results.

Run those tests from local hosting providers to get a more accurate results
 
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The differences between the two local sites are marginal, and I wonder how much influence international latency had on the results.

Run those tests from local hosting providers to get a more accurate results

We will be conducting more extensive tests over the next few days using various local hosting accounts to get a better comparison going.
 
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