What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS

If we work in our life, first of all, we take care of our safety. Like we use a helmet while driving for our safety, keep our money safe by depositing cash in the bank, mobile and laptop using antivirus to avoid the virus.

In the same way, when we search for any information from the browser using the internet or conduct online transactions, then a secure link exists between our device and server.

Which keeps our data from the eyes of a hacker, and the name of that link is HTTPS.

You must have also seen that HTTP or HTTPS is written before the domain address of any website.

In today’s blog, we will give you information about this subject.

Where will we tell you what HTTP and HTTPS are? 

So first, we will know what HTTP is?

What is HTTP?

The complete form of HTTP is “Hypertext Transfer Protocol” This is a type of network protocol used worldwide.

There are sets of protocol rules that act as the communication channel between the browser and the server and control the data transfer function.

When we write the domain name of anyone website or blog on the web browser’s address bar.

For example, when we wrote and as soon as we press enter, it automatically comes up with http:// with the domain name written on the browser’s web address.

“,” after which our ISP allows the browser to connect with HTTP.

And the server in which the hosting of that domain name remains, by connecting the HTTP browser with that server, shows all the data associated with the domain name on the user’s screen.

All file stores remain in the server, and the server responds to the client according to the client’s request. 

If there is any data transfer between the web browser and the server, they must follow specific rules. And these rules are determined by the HTTP protocol.

HTTP uses port 80 of the TCP protocol to easily send and receive data packages to the weby. Because HTTP uses port 80, therefore security is very less.

Any person can easily break the connection between client and server and steal data.

But this does not mean that everyone can break it; it is essential to have good knowledge of computer software to break it.

If you read an article on a website or download songs from somewhere, you will not suffer any loss due to the handling of such an information hacker.

But if it is about email accounts, net banking, and online transactions in which ID and password are used, then such sensitive information comes to the hands of a hacker, then you can suffer huge losses.

What Is HTTPS?

So let’s now know what HTTPS is?

The complete form of HTTPS is “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.” Https also does the same thing that HTTP does but has a vital security feature in the HTTPS protocol.

HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP because it uses SSL secure socket layer, whose job is to transfer data between browser and server in encrypted form.

SSL is based on the RSA algorithm.

And similarly, sensitive data or information being transferred is protected. Data is relatively secure from HTTPS as it is encrypted, which is challenging to hack.

If a hacker has hacked the information, too, then it will remain in encrypted form. Hackers will have to do data decryption to use this data, which is a bit difficult.

This is why all the websites for money transfers or online transactions use HTTPS connections to protect the users’ data.

You must have seen the beginning of a website URL with https://, which means that your data has been secured through SSL.

Such a URL appears secured with a green lock icon written on it.

And now we will know what the difference between HTTP and HTTPS is?

Difference In HTTP & HTTPS?


HTTP is a protocol on which the data and information of the users go in the form of hypertext, i.e., in the plaintext, which can be hacked.

HTTP URLs begin with http: //.

The HTTP proxy server supports HTTP connection port 80.

Online banking and online shopping are not safe through HTTP.

Many blog school or college websites created to shareonly can use HTTP.

HTTP does not require any certificate; that’s why it is free and gets automatically added to all blogs or websites.


Https is secured, meaning all data transfer between your browser and website is encrypted because of which hackers cannot hack data.

Https URLs begin with https: //.

Http: The proxy server supports connection code 443. 

HTTPS is often used in an online transaction for a transactional examination.

In the end, we would like to tell you that you should never enter your details such as email id and password for this credit debit card details on a website that has the only HTTP in front of the website.

Because if you do this, you can be hacked very quickly by a hacker who can steal your details.

That is why always work on the internet with caution and keep yourself safe. I hope you know what HTTP and HTTPS are? And what is the difference between them? It would have been known.

And we also hope that now you will be able to understand the importance of HTTP and HTTPS in front of any website you will serve and know whether you should give your detail on that website?

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Faaiz Amjad

Content Crafter at WikiTechLibrary, a passionate Blogger, He loves to write about tech updates and try new things.

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