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What Is HTTPS?

HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Service) is an add-on of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). It is used for safe communication over networks of computers. It comes with (SSL) or (TSL). TLS is a security and authentication protocol that is commonly used in browsers and Server software.

Does HTTPS matter?

For Google, its security is its top priority, and HTTPS allows its users to communicate safely and send confidential information such as users bank details, credit card numbers and login details safely over the internet. Intruders can’t tamper with your website’s interactions and your user’s browsers if you use HTTPS. As a result, HTTPS is essential for protecting online transactions like ordering, banking, online jobs etc.

Google invested in ensuring that the people who use Google Drive, Gmail and Google search etc., can automatically establish a secure link with Google.

Is HTTPS secure?

Apart from keeping Google and its products safe, Google is also trying to secure the internet as a whole.

HTTPS is safer then HTTPS. Reason? Your web browser checks the website’s certificate authority and verifies whether a reputable certificate authority provided it or not. When you connect to an HTTPS-secured server—secure sites like your bank’s will automatically redirect you to HTTPS.

A big part of it involves making sure that Google users’ sites are safe for them. There are tools available to assist web users in minimizing and repairing data breaches on their pages. Google is making its way even further, so Google I/O a few months ago called for an ‘HTTPS everywhere’ all over the internet.

Tips to get started

Google will publish comprehensive best practices to make TLS adoption convenient. This will also be required to correct widespread blunders to prevent them. People can be unsure where to begin and where to end because this is a new concept.

The following are some simple pointers to help you get started:

  • First, Decide what kind of Certificate you need. It can either be a Multi or single domain or might be a wildcard certificate.
  • It is recommended to use 2048-bit vital credentials.
  • It’s essential to use relative protocol URLs for other domains
  • Don’t block your HTTPS website by using robots.txt
  • Avoid using the no-index robots Meta tag and allow search engines to index your pages.
  • Use relative URLs for resources within the same protected domain.

CONCLUSION

All websites should be using HTTPS to make your website secure. You can use the Qualys Lab tool to check the security level and configuration of your website and if it is already on HTTPS or not.

If you want to learn more about TLS and the website’s results, look for the phrase “Is TLS fast yet?” Post any questions you have about this subject in the Google Webmaster Support Forums.

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