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Old 01-25-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question which protocol is used for webpages #ultranoob


hello,
i wanted to run an ip provider scan on a hostname with a software which required the protocol.. i just closed the software and tried it with http://www.whoishostingthis.com/ to improve my knowledge to avoid getting stuck in such things
i want to know which protocol is used for webpages ( i think its http ) if so does the login page uses the same protocol ?
someone told me they use a different protocol in their /login page to keep it more secure ( im ultra noob )

and what is the difference between post and get

Last edited by swb666; 01-25-2017 at 11:30 AM. Reason: i didn't read the LQ rules, thanks szboardstretcher
 
Old 01-25-2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:31 AM   #3
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Can't help you crack a password.
yeah you're right.
 
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Most web pages run on the protocol HTTP which is port 80. The more secure sites use certificates and run HTTPS on port 443 - this is called SSL and its communication is secure from end to end. HTTP is just plain text and can be read by anyone.

If the web page doesn't need security - like a public weblog - then it might be served up as HTTP. Login pages, admin pages, banking and other secure areas will be delivered in HTTPS/SSL. You should be able to see a little icon on the left of the page in your browser that shows the certificate the site uses.
 
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Most web pages run on the protocol HTTP which is port 80. The more secure sites use certificates and run HTTPS on port 443 - this is called SSL and its communication is secure from end to end. HTTP is just plain text and can be read by anyone.

If the web page doesn't need security - like a public weblog - then it might be served up as HTTP. Login pages, admin pages, banking and other secure areas will be delivered in HTTPS/SSL. You should be able to see a little icon on the left of the page in your browser that shows the certificate the site uses.
thanks for your time, and your great answer.
 
  


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