What does HTTP stand for in web addresses?

A) Hypertext Text Transfer Protocol

B) Hyper Transfer Transmission Process

C) Hyperlink Transfer Text Program

D) Hypertext Transfer Protocol

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D) Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HTTP stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol” in web addresses. It is the foundation of data communication on the World Wide Web. HTTP is an application layer protocol that allows web browsers to retrieve and display web pages and other resources from web servers. When you enter a web address (URL) into your browser, such as “http://www.example.com,” the “http” part indicates that the browser should use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol to make a request to the specified server for the requested web page or resource. There is also a more secure version called HTTPS, which stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure.” It encrypts the data exchanged between your browser and the web server, providing a more secure and private web browsing experience.