RESTful web services use HTTP methods like GET, POST, DELETE, and PUT to communicate with clients. The HTTP method determines how the server will respond to the request.
And what does it mean when we say “PUT” or “POST”? This article will explain everything you need to know about these two HTTP methods. A PUT request sends data to the server using the same URI as a GET request. It also has an optional body. If there is no body, then the request is considered successful. However, if there is a body, then the request fails because the server expects a different type of response. A POST request sends data to the URL specified in the request. Unlike a PUT request, a POST request does not have an optional body. If the server receives a POST request without a body, then the server assumes that the client wants to send data to the server.
There are two main differences between a POST request and a PUT request. First, a POST request must contain a body. Second, a PUT request does not require a body.
A POST request contains a body. This means that the data sent with the request will be stored as part of the resource being requested. For example, when we send a GET request to a URL such as http://www.example.com/api/v1/users/1234567890, the server will return a response containing the user’s name, email address, and other details. If we then make another request to the same URL, the server will respond with the same data again. However, if we instead use a POST request to send the same data, the server will store the data in its database.
There are two main reasons why we need to know about these methods. First, we need to understand how HTTP works so that we can write our own applications using APIs. Second, we need to understand what happens behind the scenes when we use an API.