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In this tutorial We’ll install Apache 2.4 and enable HTTP/2 Support in CWP. HTTP/2 will make our applications faster, simpler, and more robust — a rare combination — by allowing us to undo many of the HTTP/1.1 workarounds previously done within our applications and address these concerns within the transport layer itself. Even better, it also opens up a number of entirely new opportunities to optimize our applications and improve performance!

The primary goals for HTTP/2 are to reduce latency by enabling full request and response multiplexing, minimize protocol overhead via efficient compression of HTTP header fields, and add support for request prioritization and server push. To implement these requirements, there is a large supporting cast of other protocol enhancements, such as new flow control, error handling, and upgrade mechanisms, but these are the most important features that every web developer should understand and leverage in their applications.

This tutorial is now old to enable http/2 and TLS1.3 go to New tutorial :

Ensure you already have SSL certs/LE certs installed for your domains HTTP2 will only work with HTTPS

let’s get started
Ensure you’ve root access and ssh access in order to install/upgrade this packages :-

Upgrading OS to latest version :

yum clean all
yum -y update

Upgrading Autoconf :

cd /usr/local/src
rm -rf autoconf-*
wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-latest.tar.gz
tar zxvf autoconf-latest.tar.gz
cd autoconf-*/
./configure --prefix=/usr
make && make install

Installing openssl :

cd /usr/local/src
rm -rf  openssl*
wget https://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-1.1.1u.tar.gz
tar zxvf openssl-1.1.1u.tar.gz
cd openssl-1.1.1u
./config --prefix=/usr/local/opensslso --openssldir=/usr/local/opensslso zlib shared
make && make install

*Building openssl will take some time

Installing Nghttp2 :
nghttp2 is an implementation of HTTP/2

cd /usr/local/src
rm -rf nghttp2-*
yum install libtool -y
wget https://github.com/nghttp2/nghttp2/releases/download/v1.42.0/nghttp2-1.42.0.tar.gz
tar zxvf nghttp2-1.42.0.tar.gz
cd nghttp2-*/
./configure --prefix=/usr
make && make install

Install APR:

cd /usr/local/src
rm -rf apr*
wget https://archive.apache.org/dist/apr/apr-1.6.5.tar.gz
wget https://archive.apache.org/dist/apr/apr-util-1.6.1.tar.gz
tar -xf apr-1.6.5.tar.gz
tar -xf apr-util-1.6.1.tar.gz
cd /usr/local/src/apr-1.6.5
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apr1
make install
cd /usr/local/src/apr-util-1.6.1
./configure --with-apr=/usr/local/apr1 --prefix=/usr/local/apr-util1
make install

Rebuilding Apache with http2 support from CWP GUI :
First backup the httpd.conf

cp /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf.bak

Goto Apache Settings >> Apache Re-Build >> Select Next :

Next delete/replace all with this flags/lines under “Additional configuration” :


then Click on Start Compiler in background.

After you built Apache we need to enable HTTP/2 withing Apache config :

nano /usr/local/apache/conf.d/http2.conf

then add this line and save it :

LoadModule http2_module modules/mod_http2.so
LogLevel http2:info
Protocols h2 h2c http/1.1


You can also use this command to create and add the lines automatically :

cat > /usr/local/apache/conf.d/http2.conf << EOF
LoadModule http2_module modules/mod_http2.so
LogLevel http2:info
Protocols h2 h2c http/1.1

Restart Apache :

service httpd restart

you can check http/2 is enabled or not via this site:


If something goes wrong restore the Apache httpd.conf backup :

rm -rf /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
cp /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf.bak /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
service httpd restart
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