What Is the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS?
What is HTTP
HTTP stands for the Transfer Protocol to Hypertext. When you enter http:/ in your domain address bar it tells the browser to connect via HTTP. HTTP uses TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) to send and receive data packets over the network, usually over port 80; Simply put, it's a protocol that a client and server uses to allow you to communicate with other websites.The client sends a request message to an HTTP server that hosts a website (after the TCP handshake), the server then replies with the response message.
What is HTTPS
HTTPS stands for Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (also known as HTTP over TLS or HTTP over SSL). When entering https:/ in your domain address bar it tells the browser to connect via HTTPS. Generally speaking, sites running over HTTPS will have a redirect in place so it will redirect to deliver over a secured connection even if you type in
It will redirect to a secured connection to deliver. HTTPS also uses TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) to send and receive data packets, but this is done over port 443, within a Transport Layer Security (TLS) encrypted connection.