An HTTPS website is, in simple terms, a safer website as compared to its HTTP counterpart. Earlier, websites offering sensitive financial transactions and critical information would opt for HTTPS while most of the other sites were using HTTP. However, in recent years, this trend has seen a cardinal shift especially after Google declared that sites without HTTPS would display a ‘Not Secure’ alert in the address bar next to the address of the site. This has made many site owners concerned about offering HTTP sites to users as they fear losing out on SEO and customer trust. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of switching your VPS Hosted website to HTTPS.
First, a quick understanding of HTTPS:
What is HTTPS?
In simple terms, HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP. Its full form is HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure and its HTTP over Secure Socket layer (SSL). … Read the rest