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    Pros and Cons Of Home Page Of https Instead Of http

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    I see more and more home pages as https instead of http, for example, https://browserling.com/.
    What's the advantage? How difficult is it to do?

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    Chris

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    I don't see some major differences between http and https. Except that https provide more security. I've read somewhere that https is slower in serving content on the browser, than http. That's probably be its con. Perhaps it is making sure that everything is secure for your site and your computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamiltondist View Post
    I don't see some major differences between http and https. Except that https provide more security. I've read somewhere that https is slower in serving content on the browser, than http. That's probably be its con. Perhaps it is making sure that everything is secure for your site and your computer.
    The speed difference is negligible.

    HTTPS encrypts all traffic between the client and the server so that nobody in between can view the data being transferred. HTTP is in plain text, so all the data being transferred can potentially be viewed by a third party.

    HTTPS is essentially a requirement for websites that perform financial transactions. It's also a good idea for sites requesting personal information.

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    What's the advantage? How difficult is it to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force Flow View Post
    The speed difference is negligible.

    HTTPS encrypts all traffic between the client and the server so that nobody in between can view the data being transferred. HTTP is in plain text, so all the data being transferred can potentially be viewed by a third party.

    HTTPS is essentially a requirement for websites that perform financial transactions. It's also a good idea for sites requesting personal information.
    I see. I understand now.

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    Using https:// is more secured than http:// that way your website's data can be secure from a third party. It is also used for websites who has payment option like e-commerce website.

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    HTTPS is important where data is important. It is used for security purpose as it send and receive data in encrypted form so that third party can't view the data. For HTTPS, you have to buy a SSL certificate, most of hosting providers have this option.

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    "HTTP"stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol".Most web addresses begin with "HTTP".It's the protocol used to allow you to communicate with web sites.

    "HTTPS" stands for "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure". It means that information exchanged between you and a web site is encrypted and cannot be hijacked by someone.

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    To be honest, unless your exchanging private information or data, https really isn't needed. Why people utilize this tool i don't know but it doesnt make sense. If you're using a payment platform or something like that, then it's different of course.

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    That's what I needed to know. Thanks!

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    There is no major difference between HTTP and HTTPS, If you have highly sensitive data and want to secure it from hack then you can certified it with several certificates such as SSL, wildcard etc. Hence nobody can hack your details. Once you certified it then it will provides code which you require to add in your website and it will add HTTPS instead of HTTP means you are secure from hacking or any kind of insecure transaction.


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