Native Web communication protocols are the pivotal components of Web services, applications and systems. In particular, HTTP is a de facto protocol standard used in almost all Web services and systems. Consequently, it is one of the crucial protocols responsible for the performance of Web services and systems. HTTP/1.1 has been successfully deployed in Web services and systems for the last two decades. However, one of the most significant issues with HTTP/1.1 is the Round Trip Time and Web latency. To resolve this issue, two successor protocols SPDY and HTTP/2 have been developed recently, with some studies suggesting that SPDY improved the performance of Web services and systems, whilst some did not find significant improvements in the performance. HTTP/2 is a relatively new protocol and has yet to be tested with any rigour. Therefore, it is important to investigate the effects of these two enhanced protocols SPDY and HTTP/2 on the performance of Web services and systems. This paper conducts a number of practical investigations to evaluate the performance of Web services and systems with and without the support of SPDY and HTTP/2 protocols at the client and server. This study investigates the impact of SPDY and HTTP/2 on the overall performance of Web services and systems from the end-user's perspective.
|Title of host publication||2016 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Mar 2017|
|Event||2016 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT) - Nadi, Fiji|
Duration: 8 Dec 2016 → 10 Dec 2016
|Conference||2016 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT)|
|Period||8/12/16 → 10/12/16|
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- Web Protocols
- Web Services
- Web Applications,
- Web Systems
- Web Latency
- Round Trip Time