HTTPS is an abbreviation of Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a secure extension or version of HTTP. This protocol is mainly used for providing security to the data sent between a website and the web browser. It is widely used on the internet and used for secure communications. This protocol uses the 443 port number for communicating the data.
This protocol is also called HTTP over SSL because the HTTPS communication protocols are encrypted using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
By default, it is supported by various web browsers.
Those websites which need login credentials should use the HTTPS protocol for sending the data.
It allows users to create a secured encrypted connection and helps them to protect their information from being stolen.
Difference between HTTP and HTTPS
Advantages of HTTPS
Following are the advantages or benefits of a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS):
Disadvantages of HTTPS
Following are the disadvantages or limitations of a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS):