Meaning of HTTPS

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is the acronym in English of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure.

Currently, this is the most secure version of the data transfer protocol between computer networks on the Internet, as it encrypts the data provided, requires the authentication of the servers, among other tools that guarantee the security of the data sent and received by the user.
HTTPS is the combination of HTTP and Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) protocols.

This protocol appears before the website address that the user wants to access (URL), ensuring that it is a secure data connection between the user’s computer and the servers that host the accessed sites.

Sites that are accessed from a secure hypertext transfer protocol appear with the “https: //” code before the URL.

The main difference between an HTTP protocol and HTTPS is precisely the latter’s encrypted communication, which helps prevent possible attempts to steal information while transmitting the data between the user’s computer and the site servers.

However, HTTPS connections are not completely secure, requiring the presence of Internet Security software installed on your computer, and you should always be aware of suspicious connections.

Other Meanings of HTTPS

Acronym Definition
HTTPS Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure sockets
HTTPS Hyper Text Transfer Protocol over SSL
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure