HTTP is like a language that web browsers and servers use to talk to each other on the internet. When you type a web address into your browser, like 'www.example.com,' your browser uses HTTP to request the web page from a server. It's a bit like asking for a menu at a restaurant. The server then responds in the same language, sending the web page back to your browser so you can see it. It's like the waiter bringing you the menu with all the dishes listed. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, and it's the foundation of how web pages are transmitted over the internet. When websites use HTTPS, it's like having a secure and private conversation with the server, ensuring that your data is protected while traveling between your browser and the server.