DreamHost Adds HTTP/2 Support

Los Angeles-based web and cloud hosting service provider DreamHost said this week that it has added full support for HTTP/2, the new web standard used for transporting web pages across the Internet. Dreamhost said that its customers can now enable HTTP/2 for their sites with the click of a single checkbox within their account configuration, at no extra cost. HTTP/2 is a major update to the Hypertext Transport Protocol, and includes major changes developed by Google, which include "minifying" scripts on pages, based on a faster web page transport protocol called "SPDY". DreamHost ssaid that HTTP/2 currently only works with secure websites hosted on Nginx.