What are the differences between HTTP and HTTPS?


HTTP and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) are both protocols used to communicate between a web browser and a web server, but they differ in terms of security and encryption.

Can you tell me about this ? HTTP is not working correctly?

May 23, 2023 10:23
kathyadams - Jun 01, 2023 7:25
Certainly! If HTTP is not working correctly, it could be due to a variety of reasons. Here are some common issues that can occur with HTTP:

Lack of Security: HTTP does not provide encryption for data transmitted between the browser and the web server. This means that any information, such as passwords or credit card details, sent over HTTP can be intercepted and read by attackers. To address this, it is recommended to use HTTPS, which provides encryption and ensures secure communication.

Mixed Content Errors: Modern web browsers have become more strict in enforcing secure connections. When a web page is loaded over HTTPS, the browser expects all resources (e.g., images, scripts, stylesheets) to also be loaded securely via HTTPS. If the page contains HTTP resources, the browser may block or warn the user about "mixed content" on the page. This can cause issues with the functionality and display of the website.

Incompatibility with APIs or Services: Some APIs or services may require secure connections and only accept requests made over HTTPS. If you are using HTTP to communicate with such APIs or services, it may result in errors or rejection of the requests.

SEO and Browser Warnings: Search engines and browsers increasingly prioritize secure connections. Websites using HTTP may be ranked lower in search results or receive warnings indicating that the website is not secure. This can negatively impact website visibility and user trust.

Browser Redirections: In certain cases, when a website is configured to use HTTPS, the server may be set up to automatically redirect HTTP requests to the corresponding HTTPS URLs. If this redirection is not properly configured or there are issues with the server setup, it can result in errors or redirect loops.

To address these issues, it is recommended to migrate your website to HTTPS by obtaining an SSL/TLS certificate and configuring your server to serve the website over HTTPS. This will ensure secure communication, resolve mixed content errors, improve security, and avoid potential SEO and compatibility issues associated with using HTTP.

If you are experiencing specific issues with HTTP, it's advisable to provide more details about the problem or consult with a web developer or IT professional who can assist in troubleshooting and resolving the specific HTTP-related issues you are encountering.


What exactly do you require one is a secure protocol it incorporates encryption to protect the data transmitted over the network.

When you say HTTP is not working what do you mean, some browsers will not serve non secure content, check your browser settings ?

May 23, 2023 12:45


I'd suggest some reading first, there's plenty of info on the internet about what http and https are and how they work!

May 23, 2023 13:05
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