HTTP vs. HTTPS. What's the difference? Security.
Last Update: Apr 29, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
I was wondering why so many websites, such as mine, are using HTTPS (with an "S" added now) before the domain name in the web address. So, to find out, I did a little quick research.
The acronym, or abbreviation, for HTTP is HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL. This is the basic conveyance of data for web pages. When you see HTTP in a web title, you know that all the text, photos and links are properly working in your browser. It has to do with how messages are formatted and communicated.
The acronym, or abbreviation, of HTTPS is HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL SECURE. When you see HTTPS in a web title, you know that there is a unique encryption added to protect personal information and passwords.
HINT: When logging in to an internet shopping website or to your online bank account (where credit card information or money is involved), you should make sure there is the HTTPS in the URL for security.
Web addresses are changing to HTTPS more and more for the purpose of security's sake.
WWW and HTTP in an address will soon be obsolete and HTTPS hypertexts will be taking their place.
So glad to hear a special encryption is being added to aid in our security on the internet!
HOW WEALTHY AFFILIATE RELATES.
A couple comments below added some very wise information relating WA to the equation:
"An interesting aside was that WA was a leading company in offering this for free. Most hosting companies were originally charging a fee for a certificate. Thanks WA."
"WA is right on top of this for us. We can enable this in Site manager in the details for our sites."
Thanks, Droseh! (Debbie)
"Another reason to love WA: that feature is provided here, all you have to do is turn it on. Just go to your Site Manager in Site Rubix, click on the details tab for your website domain and turn it on." (See Chart Below)
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