Bandwidth Doesn't Matter - Ragnar Lönn

Bandwidth Doesn't Matter

By Ragnar Lönn

  • Release Date: 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Software


Most people think more bandwidth is the answer when trying to speed up website load time. But due to the request-response nature of the HTTP protocol, page load time will always be a minimum of the number of items on a page multiplied by the network delay between client and server. Even infinite bandwidth will not make things faster than the fundamental limit dictated by network delay. 

While talented developers around the world have found hacks to slightly enhance web performance over the years, many of them cause more harm than good.

Now, HTTP/2 is almost upon us, and the Internet as we know it will change forever — and so will web performance.