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The basics of GET & POST methods in PHP

When we want to transfer data in between clients & PHP servers, we are commonly using two HTTP methods.

  1. The GET method
  2. The POST method

In GET method, the browser encode our data with URL encoding & deliver it with our URL. But in POST method, the browser encode our data and deliver it via HTTP header of web pages.

Both are used for same application, to deliver data between clients and server. But an incorrect choice between them can lead to some unexpected and potentially harmful outcomes.

The GET method

The POST method

In general, we can use GET method for insensitive data and queries that do not significantly alter our data in server. Same time, use the POST method with sensitive and large data.

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