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Now serving: SPDY

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 2 May 2012.
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This website (as long as you access it via HTTPS) is now serving pages with SPDY, Google's still-experimental web acceleration protocol. Since SPDY mandates usage of SSL, I am using a CACert certificate to serve up pages. If you want to know why I didn't buy a CA-signed certificate, please see this talk for a couple thoughts: SSL and the future of web authentication (PDF)


The reason this posting lands in the PHP category is that I want to have a playground testing PHP applications with mod_spdy. Currently (and probably also in the future), this machine uses mod_php instead of php_(f)cgi(d) - this is not recommended for interoperation with mod_spdy. To test the real-life impact of the possible thread safety issues, I am using my private pages as a sandbox.


ASo, please test away. There is a couple of PHP applications here that might or might not work:


If you have any comments, especially if you can share success stories about mod_spdy and PHP, or just want to see how SPDY performs, please comment away!