what is http://

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol(HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative,hypermedia information systems.


HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the world wide web.


HTTP functions as a request response protocol in the client server computing model.

In HTTP a browser an example acts as a client, while an application running on a computer hosting a website functions as a server. The client submits an HTTP request message to the server. The server which stores content, or provide resources, such as HTML files, or performs other functions on behalf of the client. returns a response message to the client.



The HTTP protocol is designed to permit intermediate network elements to improve or enable communication between clients and server.


HTTP is an application layer protocol designed within the framework of the internet protocol suite.


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