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It's been possible for a while to deploy HTTPS with fast negotiation. Yet, many sites pay a heavy tax on performance by only deploying HTTPS from their origin (LAMP-style) infrastructure. In this presentation, we'll look at deployment strategies for HTTPS and CDNs -- as well as their impacts. We'll also consider how well Drupal 8 integrates with each of these models and rigorous ways to measure results.
We'll look at these deployment models:
- Just a reverse proxy cache (like Varnish)
- Traditional, asset-push CDNs
- HTTPS just at the origin
- Hybrid HTTPS from the origin for pages with CDN HTTPS for other assets
- HTTPS deployed via CDN
And we'll consider their impacts on:
- Device compatibility
- Ongoing maintenance requirements
- Site visitor experience
- Search-engine rankings
To bring everything fully into 2018 (including post-Vienna updates), we'll also look at:
- IPv6 and the surprising impacts on mobile performance
- The promise (and limits) of HTTP/2
- How all of these technologies and services work (or don't work) with BigPipe
- How deployment strategies relate to Net Neutrality and censorship
- Updates to Google's algorithms for ranking based on HTTPS
Who Should Attend
- Back-end Developers
- Front-end Developers
- Site Builders
- Sys Admins
- Site owners who want to rank higher in Google results while providing their users with more security and performance.
- Developers who are worried about how HTTPS will affect site performance.
- David Strauss