🌌 Jamku moving to http3
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Disclaimer: This is intended for non-technical users. Hence it may not be 100% technically correct.
HTTP3 is the third and major version of the HTTP used to exchange information on the internet, alongside HTTP1.1 and HTTP2. In the words of Ryan Hamilton, Engineer at Google, “HTTP3 should make the web better for everyone". HTTP3 is is also sometimes called as QUIC.
Pictures are worth 100 words. So, let's understand the difference from old tech to new tech.
Old Tech - The Number of trips to finally receive response from server used to take a long time.
New Tech - The Number of trips drastically reduces time to receive response from server. Thus making it faster by multiple magnitude.
Image credits: ClouldFlare
Checking if your browser supports http3
If you are using latest version of Edge, Chrome, Firefox; it should work perfectly.
To test if your browser supports HTTP3, visit quic.nginx.org/. If your browser is supported, it should show success as below. "Congratulations! You're connected over QUIC."
Using Jamku over http3
As http3 is still relatively new technology, we have setup our backup server v3.jamku.app as on (30th Oct 2021) to use http3. In future, we will also upgrade main server jamku.app to use http3.