PUT and DELETE are the two different types of HTTP request methods. HTTP protocol supports many methods to transfer data from the server or do any operation on the server. The HTTP protocol supports the following methods, e.g. GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH, COPY, HEAD, OPTIONS, etc. Before we dive into the main difference between PUT and DELETE request methods, let us look into HTTP methods.
What is PUT request method ?
It is used when the client is sending a replacement document or uploading a new document to the Web server under the request URL.
What is DELETE request method ?
It is used when the client is trying to delete a document from the web server, identified by the request URL.
Example: Let us look into an example of PUT request method.
Example: The following code demonstrates the DELETE request method.
Difference between PUT and DELETE:
|PUT Request||DELETE Request|
|It is used to Create or Modify a resource.||It is used to delete a resource identified by a URL.|
|It is idempotent.||It is also idempotent.|
|On successful resource creation, HTTP success code 201(Created).||On successful deletion of record, we can see 200 (OK) or 204 (No Content).|