Question related to “http” of address bar

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Hello, I am very keen to know  why do I have to type in http : \ before I can bring up any web site ? What does "http" stands for? How it brings any web address to sight?  Looking forward to having satisfactory answer.

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Question related to “http” of address bar


The internet is a large number of participants, connected machines, software, and massive quantity of information spread all around the world.

You want to know about URL? Let me clear your concepts. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a global address of documents. For Example:
Where http (hypertext transfer protocol) is the protocol, www (World Wide Web) is the hostname, is the domain name and comment is the file name.

A format of URL generally shows protocol: //hostname. domain name/pathname/filename, where the protocol is any of the Protocol in the TCP/IP suite, hostname is an optional name for a particular computer, domain name is the name pertains to the organization, path and file names are the location of the particular resource in the host.

A protocol is a set of rules that defines how computers may communicate. To connect host on the internet there are rules collectively known as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite (TCP/IP).

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is an underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web that defines the formation and transmission of the message and indicates the web servers and web browsers which actions should be taken in response to given commands.

  • To distribute and retrieve messages on a newsgroup an NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) is used.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used for downloading files or copying files from one host to another.
  • TELNET is a terminal emulation protocol for TCP/IP network and it is a common way to control web server remotely.
  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is used for sending and receiving of electronic messages.
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  • HTTP – stands for Hypertext Transfer (or Transport) Protocol used to transfer data to the World Wide Web.
  • This protocol used to provide an encrypted communication to secure the network's identification of the web server. Most websites that transaction by the use of credit cards, account number or any websites that involves money needs to secure their website by the use of HTTPS.
  • HTTPS – creates channel that has encrypted data separating them from the non-secure network. This gives you much more protection plus this add-ons by the user of server certificate.
  • What HTTP do is to let you pass the layer only designed for that website. This transmit data and prevent unwanted access control to get in.

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