Any potential issues with enabling keep alive in the .htaccess file for my Drupal 7 websites? Header set Connection keep-alive
I can't see any potential issue with using
Keep-Alive unless it is not properly configured. e.g
KeepAliveTimeoutvalue is not ideal. For example, if the site is high traffic the value should be higher to make sure there is no frequent tcp connection re-initiated.
MaxKeepAliveRequestsshould be tweak according to number of assets the server is serving.
It is recommended to use this feature to:
- Reduce latency
- Reduce the use of server resources such as CPU and memory
For HTTPS you might want to check SPDY.
SPDY is a protocol developed by Google to increase the speed and efficiency of delivering web content. SPDY modifies parts of the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to improve web performance.