What is HTTP and what port does it use?

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Sandra Emily asked 25-Apr-2022 in troubleshooting by Sandra Emily

What is HTTP and what port does it use?

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Hitesh Vohra answered 25-Apr-2022 by Hitesh Vohra
  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a protocol for transferring (HTTP). The World Wide Web is made possible via the HTTP protocol.
  • The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application-level protocol for hypermedia information systems that are dispersed and collaborative. Since 1990, this has been the foundation for data transfer on the World Wide Web (i.e. the internet). HTTP is a stateless protocol that can be extended to serve additional purposes by modifying its request methods, error codes, and headers.
  • TCP 80 is the default port, although other ports can be used as well. It establishes a common language for computers to speak with one another.
  • The HTTP specification defines how clients' request data is built and provided to servers, as well as how servers reply to these requests.


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