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How the Web Works: HTTP and the Web Server

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The web is built on the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). When we go to a web page, our browser makes requests to a web server. The web server processes our request and ultimately sends a response. 

In this short video tutorial from my recent course How to Become a Web Developer, I'll explain how it all fits together.

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Web development can be a daunting topic to get started with. Unlike with conventional applications, not only do you need to be familiar with how the web works, but you also have to understand a variety of technologies and languages. 

In the full course, How to Become a Web Developer, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started with web development. You'll learn how to create web pages using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Not only that, but you'll learn about some of the fundamentals of the internet: URLs, DNS, HTTPS and more! 

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