What is httpS ?

What is HTTPS ?

HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. It is an application layer protocol for TCP/IP  protocol suite (in which internet is based on) that allows communication between different systems. Most commonly, it is used for transferring data from a web server to a website visitor’ s browser to view web pages.

The drawback is that HTTP (no “s” on the end) data is not encrypted, and it can be intercepted by third parties to gather data being passed between the two systems.

This can be accomplished by using a secure version called HTTPS, where the “S” stands for secure.

This involves the use of a Secure Sockets Layer certificate (SSL) which creates a secure encrypted connection between the web server and the visitor’ s  web browser.

Without HTTPS, any data passed is insecure. This is especially important for sites where sensitive data is passed across the connection, such as ecommerce sites in order accept online card payments, or login pages that require users to enter their credentials.

Besides security, serving web pages via httpS, optimizes the network usage of the connected parts.

What is httpS ?
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