Hypertext text transfer protocol abbreviated as HTTP is a set of policies for transferring files such as graphics, images, texts, videos, audios and other multimedia files on the internet. When a web user opens their browser, they make indirect use of HTTP. Typically, the HTTP is an applied protocol that operates on top of the foundation protocols such as the TCP or IP. HTTP has been an essential part of global web information since the 1990. The concept of HTTP is based on the idea that files should have references to other files whose selection will achieve further transfer requests.
How does it work?
Apart from the web page files, a web server also contains a program specially designed to receive and process HTTP requests as soon as they are obtained. This program is called the HTTP daemon. When a browser user clicks on a hypertext link or enters a file request by typing a URL, the browser creates an HTTP request and sends to the IP address identified as by the URL. Thus the web browser serves as a client of the HTTP. When the HTTP daemon in the recipient device receives a request, it sends it back with the files related.
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Importance of HTTP
HTTP defines how messages are transferred and formatted, and the responses browsers and web servers should take in response to various commands. When a user enters a URL in their browser, the browser sends a command to the web server to obtain and broadcast the requested web page.
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