If you browse the internet, you may often come across HTTP or HTTPS, an application-layer protocol for transmitting hypermedia documents, such as HTML. In this article, we aren’t going to explain to you the architecture of HTTP or HTTPS. We’re just reminding you of the full form of HTTP, or what is the full form of HTTP?
HTTP full form or what is the full form of HTTP?
The full form of HTTP is Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The main purpose of Hypertext Transfer Protocol is to make communication between web browsers and web servers. HTTP is the foundation for data communication for the WWW or the World Wide Web since 1990. HTTP is a universal and stateless protocol that can be used for other purposes and extensions of its request methods, error codes, and headers.
What is HTTP and its uses?
As we already know that the full form of HTTP is Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Now, we’re going to tell you some uses of HTTP. Basically, HTTP or Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the protocol used to transfer data over the web.
- HTTP is used to transfer data over the web.
- HTTP uses a server-client model.
- We can use HTTP protocol for transferring data in the form of plain text, hypertext, audio, video, and any other formats.
HTTP Status Code
- 200 – successful request. It means the request GET or POST worked and is being acted upon.
- 301 – moved permanently. It means the URL requested has been moved permanently. Usually, a website is redirected to another site for traffic.
- 401 – unauthorized request. It means the client or user making the request has not been authenticated and authorization of the server is required.
- 403 – Access to the page or directory is forbidden or simply not allowed.
- 404 – This is the most frequent error code that occurs during browsing or surfing a webpage. It means that the URL is not recognized or the resource at the location does not exist.
- 500 – It indicates an internal server error. Such error is often caused by an incorrect server configuration.
What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?
- In HTTP, URL begins with “http://” whereas URL starts with “https://” in HTTPS.
- HTTPS is more secured than HTTP.
- HTTPS needs SSL or TSL Certificates whereas HTTP doesn’t require any certificates.
- HTTP operates on port 80 whereas HTTPS by default operates on port 443.
- HTTP transfer data only in the form of plain text whereas HTTPS transfer data in the encrypted form which make it more secure than HTTP.
- HTTP doesn’t help to improve the website ranking whereas HTTPS helps in improving a website rank.