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Should my websites be changed to HTTPS?

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Hi, I have a number of http websites.  I see a number of times that google is favouring https over http but I couldn't find a link on google if that is really the case.

 

Should I be looking to ensure all my websites are https now?

What happens if I leave them at http?

 

Should my websites be changed to HTTPS?

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Yes, going to https as the standard on the web is the state of things now.

Re: Should my websites be changed to HTTPS?

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Hi Thomas,

 

Our site was set up as a HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). Browsers showed a dropdown on the URL saying 'This site is not secure'. As we are a community we wanted to offer our customers a secure and safe environment, we added a SSL certificate and paid for the site to be HTTPS. I would suggest, as you mentioned you have several sites, to prioritise which sites you wish to offer this added security. Nothing will change if you leave them as HTTP's. HTTPS means the information is encrypted. Further information can be found by a simple google search: What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

 

Hope this helps in your decision making.

 

Best regards,

 

Nick.