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Thread: http vs WWW

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    May 2007

    http vs WWW

    What is difference between http & WWW?
    I'm not looking for the definition of both the terms.
    Some time we use or browser redirect to
    http:// www . web-site . com
    But some time for other site
    http:// web-site . com
    Both use port 80 for TCP & UDP. Then what is the technique or theory behind it.
    Please explain.

  2. #2
    Contributing Member
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    Oct 2006

    Re: http vs WWW


    I think, v cant compare http and www,...where http is a protocol used to access the www (html) pages.

    But, diff on http:// www . web-site . com and http:// web-site . com is,...i tried it practically,...i couldn't find the difference in the traffic. For both, the captured packets are showing the same details,...nslookup also resolving the same ipaddress. (N)

    Last edited by admin; 06-21-2012 at 08:52 AM.
    with Thanks and Regards,

  3. #3
    Contributing Member
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    Apr 2007

    Re: http vs WWW

    http mean the browser will use http protocol to communicate with that site, but www, only a naming standard, means the server is a webserver. In DNS there would be A records pointing to that site's IP for both site name & site name prefixed with www ie. and resolves to same IP. So, www is only the prefix added to website's name to logically categorize it as a website. Its only upto the owner of the site to add it or not.

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