What is HTTP?

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This is the set of rules used in the delivery of web pages from servers to your browser. HTTPS simple means the same protocols are used over an encryption layer for better privacy.

Image for post

HTTP and its layers (TCP/IP Stack). Source: Mozilla Dev

For those who are familiar with the OSI (Open Systems Interconnections) Specification of the Internetworking/Communications, HTTP is an application layer protocol. Which means it has nothing to do with the underlying hardware structures or media. This makes it feasible to improve and upgrade the HTTP specification with increasing bandwidth and etc. You’ll see how that happens soon!

#web-development #https #web #engineering #software-engineering

HTTP 3 is Out and About!
1.25 GEEK