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What Is The Difference Between Http And Https

HTTP and HTTPS are protocols used for transferring data over the internet. You will have seen them in web addresses in your URL navigation bar on your web browser.

HTTP, short for for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the standard protocol used for transmitting data between a web server and a web browser. It’s a fundamental building block for the communication and transfer of data on the internet. However, one major drawback of HTTP is that it does not provide any encryption or security measures. This means that any data transmitted over HTTP is vulnerable to interception and manipulation.

More security with HTTPS compared to HTTP

a screen shot of a url with https at the start

HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is a more secure version of HTTP. HTTPS uses encryption to protect the data being transmitted between the web server and the web browser. Subsequently, it makes it more difficult for hackers to intercept and read data. The encryption is generally from SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols. They encrypt the data before it is sent, and decrypt it upon arrival. Want to see it in action? We use HTTPS for all builds, like this recent project.

Websites that use HTTPS are considered significantly more trustworthy, especially when it comes to handling sensitive information like passwords, credit card details, and personal data. If your site handles monetary transactions or membership information, best practice says use HTTPS. Trust is a vital thing on the internet. We build it into your website from the ground up.

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