In this post, I am going to explain what is HTTPS in simple language, hope you will understand.
HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol for securing the communication between two systems, e.g. the browser and the webserver. The ‘S’ stand for secure your website.
Why we need HTTPS?
Nowadays we create e-commerce websites and some non-e-commerce websites, but they use payment gateway, some websites have big database. How will we protect this from hackers and malicious activities? an HTTPS browser. For this, Google has announced that the URL should be HTTPS. Without this, your SEO will not work well.
Benefits of HTTPS
- Improved conversion rates: Customers are much more likely to complete a purchase when they see your site is protected.
- Help improve website ranking.
- HTTPS reassures potential customers that you are a safe and responsible company.
- The main benefit of HTTPS is that it adds security and trust.
How HTTPS Works?
HTTPS based on two type of encryption protocols
- SSL (Secure Socket Layer). SSL is an older technology that was deprecated and replaced with TLS.
- TSL (Transport Layer Security)
When your browser initiates an HTTPS session with the web server, the server sends the public key to your browser, and then an SSL handshake is performed between the browser and the server. Once the secure connection has been initiated and evaluated, the browser recognizes the secure link and indicates the link as secure with either a green navigation bar or a padlock, depending on the SSL certificate type used.