GET and POST method in HTTP and HTTPS Protocol GET and POST method in HTTP and HTTPS are two most popular methods used to transfer data from client to server using  HTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)  protocol. Both GET and POST can be used to send request and receive response but there are significant difference between them. Difference between GET and POST in HTTP or HTTPS is also a popular interview question in JSP and any web programming interview. Since HTML is independent of any web server technology like Java, ASP or PHP and HTTP is core protocol in space of internet, importance of clear understanding of GET and POST method can not be ignored.