Maybe you've had someone tell you recently that you need to have HTTPS on your website and you stared blankly back at them trying to figure out exactly what that means without asking a dumb question. Well, HTTPS is a secure, encrypted site. When you go to YouTube, amazon, twitter, etc etc, you likely have noticed that there is a little green padlock in your address bar and maybe even the words: SECURE. That means any information that you submit via forms on the site (like a credit card number) will be encrypted before its transmitted through the site. Meaning that, in theory, the information should be free from being intercepted and used by a criminal.
HTTPS or SSL (Secure socket Layer) simply means you're protecting the data that people provide to your site. And that's usually been only needed for ecommerce sites, ticketing sites, or any site that requires you...Read More