Despite the fact that you may not ever truly understand HTTPS, why you need it or what it actually does, it’s incredibly important in securely protecting any data inputted into your website. So, the question you should really be asking yourself is “Is my website secure?”
One sure-fire way of obtaining this information is by simply getting in touch and checking with us, as we’ll be able to tell you whether your site runs on HTTPS or standard HTTP. If you do not have HTTPS, but would like to install it, then we can handle all the necessary intricacies so you can sit back and relax!
Another really simple method of checking whether your website is secure or not is by adding HTTPS before your domain name when you input this into the address bar of your browser. For example, rather than using http://www.switchtohttps.com, you should try https://www.switchtohttps.com instead. If your browser cannot connect to the HTTPS version, then it’s likely that your website is not secure.
If your website is secure, then to the left of the address bar at the top of your browser window pane you’ll see a padlock with ‘Secure’ next to it that indicates the site uses HTTPS as default.
If you’re still struggling to ascertain whether your website is secure or not, then there are a number of online tools that will be able to tell you whether your website runs on HTTPS or not. If you do not have one, then you’ll need to install an SSL Certificate in order to secure your website.
If you own a website, security should be at the top of your priority list. Whether it’s to protect your customer’s sensitive information or to prevent your website being hacked, your website should be as secure as possible. That’s why there is no better time than now to switch to HTTPS.