What is https? HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an Internet communication protocol that protects data between your computer and the website you are visiting. Adopting https essentially protects the connection to your website and the data sent because it is using a secured Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS). TLS provides three basic layers of protection:
Encryption— encrypting data can keep it secure. It prevents someone from tracking browsing activity throughout the website or stealing any information.
Data integrity—data will be transferred without being detected, keeping it safe from corruption or modification.
Authentication—this ensures that your clients communicate directly with your website, there’s no middle-man attacks.
Besides the security mentioned above, Google will be marking non-HTTPS websites as “non-secure” to users, your clients, in the near future. Be sure to give your visitors a trustworthy first impression and install an SSL certificate for your website, transforming your HTTP to a HTTPS!0