What Does http Stand For?

Last updated: May 10, 2018 at 20:17 pm

browser photoIf you’ve been using the internet for some time now, you’ve more than likely had to type in “http://www.domain.com” or “http://domain.com” into a web browser in order to access a website or webpage. That string of characters that you type in to a web browser to access a website or webpage is called a “Uniform Resource Locator,” or a URL.

You probably already know that “www.” stands for “world wide web,” and you’ve probably wondered what does http stand for?

Http stands for “hypertext transfer protocol.” What exactly does it mean? Well, it’s a bit complicated, but for now, let’s just say that it’s the language of the world wide web.

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