HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is application-level protocol for collaborative, distributed, hypermedia information systems. It is the data communication protocol used to establish communication between client and server.
HTTP is TCP/IP based communication protocol, which is used to deliver the data like image files, query results, HTML files etc on the World Wide Web (WWW) with the default port is TCP 80. It provides the standardized way for computers to communicate with each other.
The Basic Characteristics of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol):
The Basic Features of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol):
There are three fundamental features that make the HTTP a simple and powerful protocol used for communication:
The Basic Architecture of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol):
The below diagram represents the basic architecture of web application and depicts where HTTP stands:
HTTP is request/response protocol which is based on client/server based architecture. In this protocol, web browser, search engines, etc. behave as HTTP clients and the Web server like Servlet behaves as a server
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