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HTTP VS HTTPS

by Achir Saxena Digital Marketer

HTTP and HTTPs are protocols used to transmit and receive information over the Internet. 

HTTP is an abbreviation for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. HTTP is almost the standard communication protocol since the Internet was developed. 


HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol:


HTTP is an “application layer protocol” which ultimately means that it focuses on how to present information to the user, however, this option doesn't really care how the data goes from point A to point b. 


It is said to be “stateless”, meaning you won't try to remember anything about previous web sessions. The benefit of stateless persons is that less data is sent, which means that the speed increases. 


 Here is the fact of HTTP: 


HTTP connections use port 80 by default. 

The first version of HTTP was introduced in 1991, i.e. HTTP v0.9. 

HTTP v1.0 was specified in RFC 1945, officially released and approved in 1996. 

HTTP version 1.1 was specified in RFC 2616 and released in January 1997. 

HTTP version 2.0 was specified in RFC 7540 and released in May 2015.


HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Security: 


Hypertext Transfer Protocol Security (HTTPS) is a secure version of HTTP, which is the protocol that sends data between your browser and the website you connect to. The “s” at the end of HTTPS means “safe”. It is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions, such as online banking and online purchase order forms. 


Here is the fact of HTTPS: 


HTTPS uses port 443 by default to transfer information. 

HTTPS is first used in HTTPS v1.1 and defined in RFC 2616. 


HTTPS provides three critical layers of protection 


Encryption: Encrypt the exchanged data to keep it safe. 


Data integrity: Data cannot be modified or damaged during transmission without being detected. 


Authentication demonstrates that users communicate with the intended website. 

Many people on the network think HTTPS is slower. Fortunately, this is a mite. HTTPS is actually much faster than HTTPS. 


To know more about how to redirect HTTP to HTTPs read: redirect http to https.



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About Achir Saxena Freshman   Digital Marketer

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