You’ve probably seen it only a million times browsing the web: HTTP and HTTPS.
But do you know what it means?
HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol
For the layman, HTTP is a language for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients.
When you visit a website, and look at the address in the web browser and it starts with http:// this means that the website is communicating with your browser using an ‘insecure’ language.
As result, it is possible for someone to “eavesdrop” on your computer’s conversation with that website. So, if you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. Hence why you never want to send sensitive information, like credit cards and passwords, on a HTTP website.
HTTPS is the “Secure” version of HTTP
On the flip side, when a web address begins with https://, or is displayed in green with a padlock symbol, you are on a secure connection. Sensitive information that is sent over HTTPS is encrypted. This means that your computer is talking to the website in a code that no one can eavesdrop on.
Originally, HTTPS was intended for e-commerce websites. But now, HTTPS is becoming the standard for web communications because of its advantages over standard HTTP.
Advantages of HTTPS
HTTPS notifies users that all data provided from the website they are visiting is trustworthy and has not been altered. Users are starting to get messages from browsers when they visit a web page that is Not-Secure. Sites with HTTPS display a “Secure” message, helping build trust.
HTTPS confirms that all the activity complete on the website will be encrypted with HTTPS. This also means that the website and activity cannot be visible to someone who is trying to sniff through network traffic.
HTTPS protects sensitive information. Website users want to be confident that their sensitive information such as credit card or personal information stay secure and do not fall into wrong hands.
Security is a top priority for Google. They invest a lot in making sure that their services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. Now, more than ever, they are putting emphasis on HTTPS in the search ranking algorithms.
Convert HTTP to HTTPS
Converting your website from HTTP to HTTPS doesn’t need to be a hassle.
GOGET SECURE by Orpical Group provides professional web security specialists to assist in the HTTP conversion process. This allows business owners to obtain the proper SSL Certificate for their website, and ensure that installation and conversion to HTTPS is done properly and thoroughly.
GOGET SECURE is the only specialized, branded SSL installation service in the world. We have a unique process and proprietary information that enables us to streamline conversions. We do not provide a “quick and dirty” solution. We manually modify your server’s configuration and update old files and URLs.