Before we dive deeper, let’s get a quick understanding of HTTP and HTTPS.
Everything sent between a user and server (all data, information, content including your login passwords, contact us forms etc.) goes through HTTP. The issue now is that communication over HTTP alone is not as safe as it used to be.
HTTP can get intercepted, manipulated or even stolen by hackers without an advanced layer of security.
- HTTP: HyperText Transfer Protocol – a simple protocol for sending and receiving text based messages.
- HTTPS: HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure – the same protocol as HTTP, but the text is encrypted making it more secure.
HTTPS is the more secure version of HTTP (the “S” in HTTPS stands for secure) that adds a layer of security to the protocol by encrypting the transfer of resources.
Google is pushing hard for HTTPS everywhere so that the web is a safer place. There are some additional reasons why you need to migrate your website:
- SEO and Rankings - Google itself has confirmed that it is a ranking factor in search engines and will give you a big SEO boost.
- Builds Trust and Credibility - It is important to let your visitors know you are secure and that their information will be protected when contacting you.
- Better Referral Data
There has never been a better time to move your website to HTTPS; not to mention the additional security and SEO advantages.
Apply for your FREE SSL migration today and you will be delighted to have that green padlock on your website.
You simply pay for an SSL certificate (we'll help you choose one) and we will install it for you, a $250 value, for FREE!