HTTP Port

We'll try to clarify everything you need to know about the HTTP port as you progress through your networking adventure. Swipe read more.

IP Address

IP Address

When we talk about networking, IP addresses are frequently mentioned. This is a string of digits separated by dots that identifies your machine to the rest of the world.

IP Address

IP Address

Consider how many Internet-connected programmes you use on a daily basis. For example, you are most likely reading this in your web browser right now, and you may be running a mail client as well as a plethora of other networked apps. This is where networking ports come into play.

Use of HTTP PORT

Use of HTTP PORT

You can undoubtedly see the problem if we didn't use ports: we'd have all kinds of traffic floating around with no clear destination. Consider ports to be virtual windows, and your IP address to be a structure. Each port is intended to accept data in a certain format for a given protocol.

Use of HTTP PORT

Use of HTTP PORT

Most popular protocols have their own set of ports. The HTTP port, for example, is always port 80. These are always set aside for standard protocols. If a developer creates an application that uses these ports for other purposes in their own apps, network connectivity may fail.

TCP Port

TCP Port

When there is a large amount of data to send but it isn't a significant concern if a tiny piece of that data is missed by the destination, User Datagram Protocol, generally known as UDP, is utilised.

UDP Port

UDP Port

Transmission Control Protocol focuses on ensuring that the recipient gets every piece of data, also called packets.

Important Ports

Important Ports

HTTP - Port 80 HTTPS - Port 443 SSH - Port 22 SMTP - Port 25 FTP - Port 21 SFTP - Port 22 DNS - Port 53

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