HTTP and HTTPS connection
HTTP and HTTPS connection, fix your website’s insecure content
To explain insecure content, you’ll first need to understand a little bit more about the difference between HTTP and HTTPS connections. You’ve probably noticed both appear in your web browser’s address bar. At some time or another as a prefix of the website, you were visiting. HTTP is short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and allows for data transfer over the web. Between a web server and a client, such as a web browser. HTTPS, which is short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure is much the same except with a vital difference — the data transfer is encrypted. Meaning that no third parties can access the information sent over this connection.
When a website has an SSL certificate, its web pages will load via the HTTPS protocol. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. However, when a website features insecure content, your site will likely load through HTTP and your users may be hit with a message like, “this page contains both secure and nonsecure items”.
Encountering such a message after going through the effort of installing an SSL is understandably frustrating. Wasn’t the SSL certificate supposed to make everything secure?
As we’ve talked about before on this blog, SSL certificates aren’t a quick fix for all your site’s security needs. And if your site already has issues, it’s not going to override that. Insecure content usually occurs due to an issue with your website’s coding and is nothing to do with an SSL certificate.
How to fix your website’s insecure content?
SSL certificates are a must-have for websites on today’s web. Not only are they vital for creating secure connections between your users’ devices and your site’s server, but it’s basically mandatory for many web browsers. If you opt out of installing an SSL, major web browsers like Chrome and Firefox will greet potential visitors with […]Read More