Hello readers, I am Ishika Doshi from techwebx.com, we all use the internet, but many times we get confused when we see the Address my favourite website in a different format.
Sometimes, in the beginning, you get to see HTTP and many times it is https.
So what are these both terms? What are the uses of both terms? We will clear all such questions in today’s blog.
Both the concept is straight forward and easy to understand. And once you are known with both the terms, it will be easy for you to maintain the security of your website up to some mark.
Http stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. This is some rules on the internet through which you can transfer and share information.
So when you open any website which has HTTP, it becomes easy for you to take information from that particular website to your browser or to share your data with that website. This sharing of information and database is only possible because of HTTP.
But the problem here is the information which is shared is open and in a simple text form. Because of which it is easy to hack information for the third person.
In easy terms, if a third person wants to hack the website and if they sniff the packets, then they can easily track what your activities on websites are.
Usually, it is not problematic because it’s ok if you read something on the internet, watch any video on YouTube, listen to songs on the internet. This all activities are quiet normal to do and nobody care for it.
But the thing which needs to be focused on is your personal information.
When you have online banking or you are having online shopping and sharing your card details, or might sending your data to the website. Then there are hundred percent chances that your information can be misused because the hacker gets the precise numbers of your card.
In this case, https plays an essential and vital role. The s stands for secure. And therefore, the connection between your web browser and the website server is secured. This can assure that no third participation is done while sharing your details.
And if in case high court hacks the website which is https, then also so it will be difficult for the person to understand that what process was going on. Because your information will be in encrypted form, that is it will be secured.
You can see https in many big online transaction websites, big shopping websites, social media websites, your banking websites. On these websites, you can see https.
Even from the past two-three years, Google has given importance to https. If you want to rank your website on Google, then, https is one condition to be followed even if you share a simple blog on your website and have https, when Google prefers your website to be eligible for ranking on top.
This is because Google says that if a website is not even considering the security of it, then, how to believe on that website to be a perfect one.
So as a website holder, it becomes essential for you to you have https to gain the trust of your customers and make sure that no information has been League of your customer especially if you have a website of shopping or selling related things.
To make yourself eligible for https, you need a apply for SSL certificate. Then install this certificate on your server website. And you will get https on your website.
So even as a customer or a visitor, make sure that if you have any personal detail sharing with a website, then check whether the website is secured or not. Otherwise, it can be a problem creating a situation for you.
To check whether the website is secured, you can see a lock symbol beside URL only if you are using Google Chrome
This was the difference between HTTP and https. I hope it is now clear between these two terms.
Thank You for reading so far.