Title: HTTP PROTOCOL OPTIMIZATION

Year of Publication: Jun - 2012
Page Numbers: 367-371
Authors: Abd Al-Qader Ayyash, Khalaf Khatatneh
Conference Name: The International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2012)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


One of the most serious problems web users are experiencing is long response time and transmission delay due to high web traffic load. Since the World Wide Web is based on the client-server model, delays, which are the causes of longer response time, are inserted at various places. However, major sources of delay are classified in the following two groups: Delay due to overhead at the web server (Latency), such as file access latency, memory copies and data processing. Delay during propagation in the transmission network (Bandwidth). As the Bandwidth and Latency are the two keys to protocol performance; and the web page response time is the most straightforward metric in quantifying user satisfaction; this paper proposes an application that reduce web browsing response time and increase the network reliability and efficiency by injecting the compression mechanism in the channels between Web Server and Client Browser.