You might have noticed that some websites will be prefixed with HTTP or HTTPS in the address bar of your web browser. What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? Let us see.
Comparing HTTP and HTTPS
HTTP stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol.” It is the system for transmitting and receiving information across server and the client. It defines commands and services used for transmitting web page data. A client can be a computer or a mobile. When you want to access a website, your browser sends a request to the web server and the web server responds with an HTTP status code. But HTTP is not the safest way to establish a connection.
- HTTP is insecure.
- Requires no certificate for validation.
- URL begins with HTTP.
HTTPS is different from HTTP. It is often called a secure HTTP connection. HTTPS is a combination of HTTP and SSL/TLS protocol. This means that everything you send or receive will be encrypted.
- Requires SSL digital certificate.
- URL begins with HTTPS.