Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
What is HTTP?
HTTP is an important protocol used for data communication on the World Wide Web. It was first developed in 1990 and has since gone through several iterations, each adding features to make it more secure, faster, and more reliable. HTTP 0.9 was the first version of the protocol released and contained basic features for transferring data between a web browser and web server. Since then, various versions of HTTP have been released up to version 1.1, which added many additional features such as support for SSL encryption, persistent connections, chunked transfers, caching control headers and methods such as PUT and DELETE. Later versions of HTTP such as 2.0 were designed with speed in mind by introducing binary-based multiplexing which allows one connection to handle multiple requests simultaneously creating a much faster transfer of information compared to earlier versions of the protocol. As technology continues to evolve so will HTTP with newer versions being released that add even more robust features creating an even better experience for those using the internet.