Port 80 TCP UDP

HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) - Used by client networked computers to get content from web servers, typically on the internet.

Used by client networked computers to get content from web servers, typically on the internet.

HTTP is short for HyperText Transfer Protocol, which is a very common protocol used on the world wide web (aka Internet), the main purpose of the protocol is to allow a user/client to request content from a remote web server, and then via the HTTP connection the server will return the content or an error message.

When browsing websites you will generally notice that your web browser uses either a HTTP or HTTPs connection, identifiable by the acronym proceeding the website URL.

HTTPs provides much of the same functionality, but via a certificate secured connection, apposed to the HTTP clear text connection.


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