What is HTTPS, and why should you care?
This might be more technical than you (or I) can understand, but I feel it is important. Operating a business and producing your own products can be difficult. I have learned to delegate important tasks like website security to people that are experts in their field. That is why I hire an amazing woman to manage the “techie” part of my website. I have faith in her and you can too! Thank you Jean 🙂
Our website https://thistlehillbotanicals.com has a new streamlined look, it also has enhanced encryption now.
HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol. It’s a protocol that allows communication between different systems. Most commonly, it is used for transferring data from a web server to a browser to view web pages.
The problem is that HTTP (note: no “s” on the end) data is not encrypted, and it can be intercepted by third parties to gather data being passed between the two systems.
This can be addressed by using a secure version called HTTPS, where the “S” stands for secure.
This involves the use of an SSL certificate — “SSL” stands for secure sockets layer — which creates a secure encrypted connection between the web server and the web browser.
Without HTTPS, any data passed is insecure. This is especially important for sites where sensitive data is passed across the connection, such as e-commerce sites that accept online card payments, or login areas that require users to enter their credentials.