Secure Sockets Layer at Wealthy Affiliate
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a big deal on the internet. Quoting Kyle ... "As the Internet moves closer to an “encrypted” world and Google now is starting to rank sites better that have SSL (ie, https: vs http:), this is something that you are going to need. Most companies charge $20-50 per site, per year for an SSL certificate whereas these are going to be completely free here at WA."
Our Wealthy Affiliate platform has been SSL for some time now, but our member websites hosted here at WA have not. How can you tell? Look at https:// designation up in your browser. Our website hosted here at WA have not been https:// ... they have been htps://, HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) has been with us for a long time. It was the digital technology that allowed the exchange of information online. Looking back it seems kind of naive on the part of Network Administrators to think that unprotected information wouldn't bring on the internet hackers and crooks.
The digital technology response to the online crooks is called Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), and 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.
So ... yea, Secure Sockets Layer at Wealthy Affiliate is a big deal, and it's going to be FREE for your websites hosted here at WA. Here is Carson's announcement of this incredible platform upgrade:
It doesn't get any better than this, and best of all with Secure Sockets Layer at Wealthy Affiliates our websites will get some "Google Love".