What is HTTP, HTTPS, and www?

What is HTTP?

The full form of HTTP is Hypertext Transfer Protocol, it is basically a protocol for transferring website data, HTTP is now added automatically when visiting any site from a browser.

To visit a website, when we search by typing the domain of the browser and then all the information we see on that site is hypertext, we see all the data on the website through some browser, And to show the data, the data has to be transferred from the server to the browser. The data that comes from the server to the browser has a set of rules, called protocols.

What is HTTPS?

The full form of HTTPS is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the latest version of HTTP. Here the “S” in HTTPS stands for secure.

HTTPS transfers data by encrypting everything between your browser and the server, as a result of which no hacker or third party can access your data easily, since the data is transferred in encrypted form, if they get access, then they do not understand what data is being transferred. I have discussed SSL in detail in another blog, if you want read you can click here.

What is www?

The full form of www is “World Wide Web” It is also known as web. When the URL is preceded by www, the clause refers to the web. The world wide web is a storage system that stores websites from around the world.

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, discovered the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989 while working at CERN. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the needs of automated information-sharing among scientists at universities and institutes worldwide.