What is HTTP

Term HTTP is abbreviation of “Hypertext Transfer Protocol ” . This term is combination of three words . It is used to send request to server and get response from server . It is a way to communicate between two devices .

  1. Hypertext
  2. Transfer
  3. Protocol 
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By understand meaning of these words you can easily

Hypertext

Hypertext is text in which contains links to other texts. 

Transfer

Transfer means send and receive or communicate data .

Protocol

Protocol means set of rules and instructions to do some work . Read more about protocol .

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is designed to enable communications between clients and servers.  A web browser may be the client, and an application on a computer that hosts a web site may be the server.

Example:

When web browser submits an HTTP request to the server ,which is host the website , then the server returns a response to the client. The response contains status information about the request and may also contain the requested content.