Hypertext Transfer Protocol or simply as we know as HTTP is a set of rules designed to transfer files across the World Wide Web. These files can be anything from:
- Videos and;
Basically, any multimedia file that is transferrable uses hypertext transfer protocol.
The Idea Behind
As what the name suggests, the concept of hypertext transfer protocol includes the idea that files could have references to other files whose selection elicits more transfer requests.
Aside from web pages files that it serves, any web server machine containing HTTP daemon or a program that’s made to wait for HTTP requests and then handle them as soon as it arrives.
Web browsers are actually another platform that heavily uses HTTP by sending requests across server machines.
Process that Goes in with HTTP
When the user has entered a file request either by clicking on a link or opening a web file or typing a URL, the browser instantly creates HTTP request and then, send it over to the IP address indicated on that URL.
HTTP daemon in destination server machine then receives the request and sends it back to the user along with the files or file associated with their request.