WEBSITE SECURITY

What does HTTPS Stand For?

What does HTTPS Stand For?

HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, a secured extension of HTTP, is the primary protocol used on the internet for encrypted communication between a web browser and a website.

HTTPS secured and encrypted data transfer is important especially for transmitting sensitive data, such as credit card information, bank account login, email service, health information and more.

What is Difference HTTP and HTTPS?
HTTP is unsecured while HTTPS is secured. HTTP sends data over port 80 while HTTPS uses port 443. HTTP operates at application layer, while HTTPS operates at transport layer. No SSL certificates are required for HTTP, with HTTPS it is required that you have an SSL certificate and it is signed by a CA.

What does the S in HTTPS Stand For?
The S in HTTPS stands for the “Secured”, instead of Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, it is an encrypted data transfer named Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. The user can identify an encrypted connection by the website URL starting with the prefix, “ttps,” where the “s” means “secure”.

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