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how is HTTPS handled

Rohit Rai
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Hi!
To my understanding a webserver can handle only HTTP requests, so what happens or rather how is the request handled when we use https? Say for example what is it that is exactly happeing when i do a https://test.abc.com etc

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Rohit
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