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What're HTTP and HTTPS? Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

What are HTTP and HTTPS?  HTTP vs HTTPS H ello Friends, Welcome to all of you to our blog If we work in our life, first o...

What are HTTP and HTTPS? HTTP vs HTTPS

Hello Friends, Welcome to all of you to our blog If we work in our life, first of all, we take care of our safety like we use a helmet while driving for our safety, keep our money safe by depositing money in banks, mobile and laptop Antivirus protects the device by protecting it from viruses.

What're HTTP and HTTPS?

Similarly, when we search for information from a browser using the Internet or do online transactions, a secure link exists between our device and the server, which keeps our personal data from the eyes of a hacker. The name of that link is HTTP.

We all use the internet every day and you must have also seen that HTTP or HTTPS is written before the domain address of any website. Have you ever wondered what it means and what it is used for? In this article today, we are going to give you information about this subject. Today we will tell you what is HTTP and HTTPS and what is the difference between these two?

✫  What is HTTP?

HyperText Transfer Protocol is the full form of HTTP. It is a type of network protocol used in the World Wide Web (www). There is a set of protocol rules that act as a communication channel between the browser and the server and control the function of data transfer between the two.

When we write the domain name of a single website or block in the address bar of the web browser and press enter, the domain name is written with the HTTP colon double slash on the browser's web address automatically. After which our ISP allows the browser to connect with HTTP and the server in which that domain name is hosted, connects the HTTP browser with that server and shows all the data associated with the domain name on the user's screen.

All files are stored in the server and according to the request of the client, the server responds to the client. Here our web browser acts as a client. In case of any kind of data transfer between the web browser and the server, they have to follow certain rules and these rules are set by the HTTP protocol.

HTTP uses port 80 of the TCP Protocol to easily send and receive data packets into the web. Since HTTP uses port 80, security is very low, allowing anyone to easily break the connection between the client and the server and steal data. But this does not mean that everyone can break it. It is very important to have good knowledge of computer software to break it.

If you read an article on a website or download a song from somewhere, then you will not be harmed even by the handing of such information hacker, but if it is about email accounts, net banking, and online transactions that user IDs and passwords. If you have such sensitive information in the hands of a hacker, then you may suffer a huge loss.

✫  What is HTTPS?

The full name of HTTPS is HyperText Transfer Protocol Secured. HTTPS also performs the same functions as HTTP but the Strong Security feature is available in the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP because it uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) which is meant to transfer data between browser and server in encrypted form.

SSL is based on the RSA algorithm where a public key and a private key are used in SSL. The public key is used to encrypt the information and the private key is used to decrypt the information.

All data in an HTTPS connection is encrypted by cryptography, which is converted into a format that is difficult to decode without a decryption key, and thus the sensitive data or information being transferred is protected.

Data from HTTPS is quite secure because it is in encrypted form which is difficult to hack. Even if a hacker has hacked the information, it will remain in encrypted form so that the hacker will have to encrypt the data in order to use those data which is a bit difficult. This is the reason that all websites for money transfer or online transaction use HTTPS connection so that the data of users is protected.

You must have seen HTTPS colon with a double slash at the beginning of the URL of a website, this means that your data has been secured via SSL. In front of such a URL appears with a green folk icon written as Secure.

✫  Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

➤  HTTP is a protocol on which users' data and information go into the form of hypertext that means it can be hacked into the plain text, which can be hacked while HTTPS is secured ie all data transfers between your browser and website are encrypted. Because of which data cannot be hacked by hackers.

➤  HTTP URLs begin with an HTTP colon double slash, while URLs for HTTPS begin with a colon double slash.

➤  The HTTP proxy server supports HTTP connection port 80, while the HTTPS proxy server supports SSL connection port 443, so HTTPS is more secure than HTTP.

➤  Online banking and online shopping are not secure by HTTP, while HTTPS is often used to protect transactions in online transactions. Many blogs, school or college websites that are created to share information can use HTTP.

➤  HTTP does not require any certificate, so it is free and gets automatically added to all blogs or websites, but HTTPS is a paid service that requires an SSL certificate to use. Due to the SSL certificate, there is a lot of traffic on websites and blogs.


In the end, we would like to tell you that you should never enter your personal details such as email id and password or credit, debit card details on any website which has the only HTTP. Because if you do this then you can easily get hacked by any hacker who can steal your personal details, so always work on the internet with caution and keep yourself safe.

We hope that you know what are HTTP and HTTPS? And what are the difference between them? And we also hope that now you will be able to understand the importance of HTTP and HTTPS in front of any website you search and know whether you have to put your personal details on that website.

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