HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol, serves as the communication method between web browsers and servers, enabling browsers to request data from servers. It functions as the foundation of data communication on the World Wide Web, facilitating the exchange of text, images, videos, and other resources. Through HTTP requests, browsers fetch web pages and content, allowing users to browse and interact with online resources seamlessly.


When you type a website URL into your browser’s address bar, such as “,” the “http” at the beginning indicates that your browser is using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to request and receive data from the web server hosting the website.