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Vital Warning: Is Your Web Server Still Http And Not Https Compliant? by Awosol72(m): 12:39pm On Mar 23, 2019
Vital Web Hosting Tips: Is Your Web Server Still Http And Not Https Compliant? Major Browsers Will Blacklist Your Site!

As a Netpreneur or Internet Newbie, you should ensure that you know the relevant information that will guide you in making the best decision before you pay for web hosting for your website or blog. The relevance of your website or blog is dependent on the type of web hosting arrangement you opt for. Choose wisely. There are some essential aspects you need to know as a Netpreneur or Internet Newbie.

What Is Secure Web Hosting?

In general, Web Hosting also known as website hosting is simply a special dedicated service that allows you to store your blog or website data that includes text files, images, audio and video files on powerful Internet computers called web Servers. HTTPS (https://www) refers to Secure Hyper Test Transmission Protocol. This means that your blog or website is secured and hacker proof. SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer. A secured Internet connection is enabled on a SSL/TLS web server. When a SSL Certificate is installed on a web server, it activates the green padlock and the https protocol will allow secure connections from a web server to a browser. HTTPS or Secure HTTP is an encryption method that secures the connection between users’ browser and your server. This makes it harder for hackers to eavesdrop on the connection.

Every day we share our personal information with different websites whether it is making a purchase or simply logging in. Therefore, in order to protect the data transfer, a secure connection needs to be created through SSL and HTTPS. Each site is issued a unique SSL certificate for identification purposes. If a server is pretending to be on HTTPS and its certificate doesn’t match, then most modern browsers will warn the user from connecting to the blog or website. By using a SSL Certificate all data is sent to your web server in secure and encrypted format, so this keeps data safe from Internet hackers. Secure SSL icon in the browser (green padlock) shows your visitors that they can trust you […]

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