Support HTTP/2 on load balancers
Digital Ocean's new load balancers only support HTTP 1.1. The text protocol and lack of multiplexing in HTTP 1.1 means it's MUCH slower than HTTP/2.
One of the pages on our site loads in 600ms on nginx running HTTP/2, and 1.8s on HTTP 1.1. We'd love to be able to use DO Load Balancrs but the slowdown isn't worth it.
Thanks for the suggestion Mike. We got some requests regarding that and we are taking that into consideration, stay tuned for updates.
Nathan Youngman commented
HTTP/2 on both ends would be great.
Some load balancers do HTTP/2 for clients but pass HTTP/1.1 requests back to the app servers.
Jamie Druce commented
+1 Would love to see this
Wouter Samaey commented
Aaron Hastings commented
Absolutely. I came here to suggest this. Please support HTTP/2 for the DO Load Balancers. The benefits of doing so are huge, especially for TLS connections.