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How do I configure SPDY in Ubuntu 12.04 / apache 2.2.22 ?

Hi, I’m trying to configure SPDY in my droplet (Apache, Ubuntu 12.04) I’m following google’s documentation, and I did exactly all steps detailed: https://developers.google.com/speed/spdy/mod_spdy/

“ht2check” website says it’s activated. Here’s the link for that:

https://www.h2check.org/

However, this chrome extension says “NOT SPDY enabled”

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/http2-and-spdy-indicator/mpbpobfflnpcgagjijhmgnchggcjblin

I tried hundreds of changes on config files. Different urls, and certificates.

Any ideas of what’s going on ?

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Installing mod_spdy on Ubuntu 12.04 with Apache should be as simple as running the following commands if you already have SSL setup correctly.

wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/dl/linux/direct/mod-spdy-beta_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i mod-spdy-beta_current_amd64.deb
sudo a2enmod spdy
sudo service apache2 restart

Though, it appears that Google Chrome is no longer compatible with the version of mod_spdy that is available for download. It only supports the SPDY/3.1 protocol while the package provides SPDY/3. It’s also worth noting that Google is no longer developing mod-spdy and will soon be dropping support in Chrome altogether in favor of HTTP/2. See:

So you might want to consider using HTTP/2 instead.