What are Http Methods?

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the protocol that is used for transferring data on the internet. It defines a set of methods, or verbs, that specify the type of action a client (such as a web browser) wants a server (such as a web server) to perform. These methods are commonly referred to as HTTP methods.

The most commonly used HTTP methods are:

  • GET: This method is used to retrieve data from the server. For example, when you type a URL into your web browser and press enter, your browser sends a GET request to the server to retrieve the data for the web page.
  • POST: This method is used to submit data to the server. For example, when you fill out a form on a website and click the "submit" button, your browser sends a POST request to the server to submit the form data.
  • PUT: This method is used to update data on the server. For example, if you want to update a user's profile on a website, you might send a PUT request to the server to update the user's profile data.
  • DELETE: This method is used to delete data from the server. For example, if you want to delete a user's profile from a website, you might send a DELETE request to the server to delete the user's data.

There are other HTTP methods, but these four are the most commonly used. HTTP methods are an essential part of how the web works, and they are used by web developers to create interactive and dynamic websites and applications.

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