With the rise of data breaches and personal information being stolen online we decided to enable HTTPS across our entire site. Since you are entering personal information and we take your privacy very seriously, it was a no-brainer to enable this site-wide.
So what is HTTPS and why is it important?
HTTPS is an acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol with Secure Sockets Layer. HTTPS is used to transfer encrypted data over the Internet. There are two main differences between an HTTPS and an HTTP connection:
HTTPS connects on port 443, while HTTP is on port 80
HTTPS encrypts the data sent and received, while HTTP sends it all as plain text
So what about my website?
Starting today, any new website we build and host will be setup for HTTPS everywhere. HTTPS is not a requirement for most websites but it gives your potential customers that extra level of trust.
It is not just us pushing this idea of HTTPS everywhere. Google recently made an announcement about a slight bump in search rankings for HTTPS everywhere sites. Every little bit of extra security matters in the information stealing world we live in.
So join us and starting looking for the S – because it does matter.