Google has warned and Announced strategy for all website users to switch over from HTTP To HTTPS as they will start labeling website without HTTPS as an Unsecured website.
Before we proceed let see the different between HTTPS and HTTP and from these we can now see reasons along side with Google why we should migrate to HTTPS;
WHAT IS HTTPS?
HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, which communication protocol is encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
In a nutshell, HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP protocol which is considered as a good measure to decrease the risk of users being vulnerable to malicious attacks and other data modification.
WHAT IS HTTP?
HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, and hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation and unsecured way of data communication for the World Wide Web.
HTTPS is now important in other to improve security. Although at the time of this article, HTTPs are now offered for free on Blogger platform and on Cloudfare. It’s very important for a website owner to have it installed on their website for a good ranking factor and to protect their users from insecure payments and frauds, especially those using e-commerce websites.
So therefore From July this year 2018, the “Not secure” error warning on the browser will become stable. As seen in below image
The company Also offers you a free setup guides to help you get started and explained why HTTPs is important. So therefore is the right time to Migrate over to HTTPS and Secure up or in Near future HTTP might send your users away due to the Insecure Label.
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