What is an HTTP request method
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) enables communications between clients and servers.
HTTP works as a request-response protocol between a client and server. A web browser may be the client, and an application on a computer that hosts a web site may be the server.
Example: When loading a website from your browser a GET request is executed. Then the server returns a response to the client. The response contains status information about the request and may also contain the requested content.
GET HTTP Method
The GET method requests a representation of the specified resource. Requests using GET should only retrieve data.
HEAD HTTP Method
The HEAD method asks for a response identical to that of a GET request, but without the response body.
POST HTTP Method
The POST method is used to submit an entity to the specified resource, often causing a change in state or side effects on the server.
PUT HTTP Method
The PUT method replaces all current representations of the target resource with the request payload.
DELETE HTTP Method
The DELETE method deletes the specified resource.
CONNECT HTTP Method
The CONNECT method establishes a tunnel to the server identified by the target resource.
OPTIONS HTTP Method
The OPTIONS method is used to describe the communication options for the target resource.
TRACE HTTP Method
The TRACE method performs a message loop-back test along the path to the target resource.
PATCH HTTP Method
The PATCH method is used to apply partial modifications to a resource.
HTTP Method in Load Tests
By default, we set the request method to GET (this is the request done when you load a website in a browser), but you can also check other request as per your test scenario.