request method supported by the HTTP protocol

In Internet computing, POST is one of many request methods supported by the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (or HTTP). POST acts to submit data to be processed to a specific resource. As examples this may be a message for a bulletin board, a newsgroup, or a mailing list. It can also be an item of data for a database.[1] In contrast, the HTTP GET request method is designed to retrieve (or get) information from a server.


  1. "HTTP Methods: GET vs. POST". Refsnes Data. n.d. Retrieved 27 April 2014.