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Philip Zac
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Hello all,

I just wanted to know the difference between http://localhost and http://localhost:8080.

Thank you.

Green horn
 
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Without a port number the request will go to port 80 (which is the default port for HTTP). So http://localhost/ is the same as http://localhost:80/
 
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Thanks for a quick reply....

Another doubt.... what is the difference btw http and httpd??

Sorry to disturb you. But my mind is irritating for an answer...

thank again..

Green horn..
 
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HTTP is a protocol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol), while httpd is the name of the most widely used web server (its full name being Apache httpd: http://httpd.apache.org/).

Maybe you're thinking of HTTPS (which is an encrypted version of HTTP), not httpd?
 
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Thanks for the help.

Green horn
 
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