Fracturing a siteâs contents into a plurality of arbitrary domains to improve performance is still being taught as a legitimate practice for Web servers. It remains the best way to get around HTTP 1.1âs maximum limitation of six connections per host, and the, even more, draconian limit of two connections for older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7.
HTTP 1.1 was not designed to support the Web we actually use today, not to mention its inadequacy as the transport protocol for a world of microservices. Last September, NGINX introduced Release 7 of its commercial Web service gateway NGINX Plus.
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