Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

Difference between HTTP and HTTPS

HTTP vs HTTPS Comparison

  • HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (HTTP Secure) are both communication protocols used for transmitting data over the internet.
  • The Key Difference Between HTTP And HTTPS is that HTTPS uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) to encrypt data before it is transmitted, while HTTP does not.
  • HTTPS provides a secure, encrypted connection between a web server and a browser, while HTTP does not.
  • Additionally, HTTPS uses a different port than HTTP, typically uses port 443, while HTTP typically uses port 80.
Comparison between HTTP and HTTPS
Comparison between HTTP and HTTPS
Full Form HyperText Transfer Protocol HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
Data Encryption No encryption of data Encryption of data using SSL/TLS
Port Number Typically uses port 80 Typically uses port 443
Browser Indicator No browser padlock icon Browser padlock icon displayed
URL “http” in URL “https” in URL
Data Integrity Data can be tampered with in transit Data integrity is maintained as it is encrypted
OSI Layer Application layer Transport layer

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