Why your website needs HTTPS
The year 2017 is finally wrapping up and for us, at Ritan360 Technologies we want to say thank you to all our esteemed clients, prospects, followers and blog readers.
A new year means new opportunities for success and we want to ensure you are set for an awesome 2018.
Earlier this year Google in its post; Next steps toward more connection security announced that they would be implementing changes to their Chrome browser that will help identify websites as either “Secure” or “Not Secure”, Mozilla Security Blog also put up an article on Communicating the Dangers of Non-Secure HTTP. But the big question is how that affects your business if you own a website showing as NOT SECURE.
Our end of the year post is to help you see reasons why you should move your website to a secure mode. As a website owner you must make effort to secure the information being shared among visitors on your website and your web server, to start must incorporate an SSL certificate.
According to Google “Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network”
What’s the difference: HTTP and HTTPS
Each time a user visits your website, the web browser looks up where that website is located and connects to that server, during that process data is being sent from the web server to your browser using the HyperText Transfer Protocol “HTTP”, all the information on the website are interpreted and then displayed to you, most users will refer to this process as loading and the response time will be determined by some factors, you can read our previous post on Website speed. On the other hand HTTPS, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure provides a better transmission of data from your web server to users’ web browsers.
You may also be asking if this is really necessary, Google has also stated that secure websites will benefit from better SEO rankings in its security post HTTPS as a ranking signal, with SSL certificates, your customers will see a green lock icon in the address bar that indicates that your website is transmitting via a secure channel and that will build trust in transacting business with you.
As we look into the New Year with more services moving to the internet, for you to stand a better chance against your competitors your website MUST be ready to move to a secured socket layer.
If you are thinking forward and set to take a decision about your website security, please don’t hesitate to contact us and if you do not already have a website, we will be glad to bring your business online, check our website development packages or request a free quote.
Compliments of the Season for all of us at Ritan360 Technologies.