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What is the difference between GET and POST?

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☛ GET displays the submitted data as part of the URL, during POST this information is not shown as it's encoded in the request.
☛ GET can handle a maximum of 2048 characters, POST has no such restrictions.
☛ GET allows only ASCII data, POST has no restrictions, binary data are also allowed.
☛ Normally GET is used to retrieve data while POST to insert and update.

Understanding the fundamentals of the HTTP protocol is very important to have a good start as a PHP developer, and the differences between GET and POST are an essential part of it.

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