Updated: April 17, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Web connectivity refers to the ability of server applications to send and receive HTTP requests. The use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enables applications to exchange data over secure HTTP connections.
The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:
The HTTP Service enables server applications to receive HTTP requests, send HTTP responses, and cache HTTP responses in the kernel. Server applications can send and receive over HTTP or HTTPS (Secure Sockets Layer [SSL]) connections.
Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) provides developers with a server-supported, high-level interface to the HTTP/1.1 Internet protocol. WinHTTP is used primarily in server-based applications that communicate with HTTP servers.