What's the difference between HTTP vs HTTPS? HTTPS is HTTP - just the secure version. HTTPS follows the same protocols as HTTP - the browser begins a connection to a server on a standard port. HTTPS works simultaneously with another protocol, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate information safely in three ways:
- Encryption: Encrypting the transferreed data for security
- Data Integrity: Data cannot be altered or corrupted during transmission
- Authentication: Users are authenticated to communicate with the website
HTTPS presents the best of both worlds: the data is visually appealing to the user, and you're getting the extra layer of security as the data moves.
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