Difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTP is hypertext transfer protocol which is responsible for transmitting and receiving information across the Internet whereas HTTPS is secure http, which is used exchanging confidential information with a server, which needs to be secured in order to prevent unauthorized access

HTTP transmits normal data whereas HTTPS transmits closed or encrypted data.

HTTP is for normal applications and HTTPS is mostly for banking or secure applications.

HTTP uses port 80 whereas HTTPS uses port 443

HTTP is defined in RFC 2616 and HTTPS is defined in RFC 2817


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