5 reasons to switch from HTTP to HTTPS
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms.
Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a “code” between the client and the server, and then they scramble the messages using that “code” so that no one in between can read them. This keeps your information safe from hackers.
With HTTPS if anyone in between the sender and the recipient could open the message, they still could not understand it. Only the sender and the recipient, who know the “code,” can decipher the message.
Here are top 5 reasons why you should consider switching from HTTP to HTTPS
- It will boost your SEO
Google is constantly trying to offer the best possible search results to its users and a secure experience is generally preferred over a non-secure experience.
2. It increases the security of your website
Considering the fact that every unprotected HTTP request can potentially reveal information about the behaviors and identities of your users, even websites working with non-sensitive data should use HTTPS.
3. It increases your user’s trust
HTTPS can build trust by enabling the green padlock in the visitor’s web browser address bar
4. AMP requires it
Google developed AMP to ensure that content loads faster on mobile devices. AMP content appears prominently in the search results and is designed for the users who go online on a mobile device. Most modern browsers and most progressive web apps require https to perform properly, so if you haven’t yet added https to your website, it could be only a matter of time before you have little choice in the matter.
5. Finally, you have no choice
Literally, you have no choice. Google has started abandoning websites who aren’t still using HTTPS in their search results.
HTTP is not encrypted and is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle and eavesdropping attacks, which can let attackers gain access to website accounts and sensitive information, and modify webpages to inject malware or advertisements. HTTPS is designed to withstand such attacks and is considered secure against them (with the exception of older, deprecated versions of SSL). So for the sake of your website, please implement HTTPS in your website.