SSL Encryption is no longer an “Extra”
For some excellent background on this discussion head over to the SSL Store and read this article by Vincent Lynch
In summary of that article, Google and other Internet leaders ( like Facebook, Mozilla and the IETF) are in the process of increasing security on the Internet and that means https or SSL encryption is moving from something some websites had ( as a sort of extra step in security) to the new norm – required of all websites.
At OmniOnline, all our websites include SSL encryption at no extra charge. So you need not worry about this with your new web project. If you have an old website that needs some changes made before you start getting penalized in search engine ranking, we can help with that too – just get in touch with us and we’ll advise how we can help you out.
While moving to https encryption represents an extra step for many website owners, we agree with the leaders in the industry that its a good thing – promoting more security for everyone on the Internet.
Other Reasons to Move to HTTPS / SSL Encryption
Here is a list of other benefits as Vincent Lynch summarizes in his article:
- HTTP/2, the literal future of all web communication, requires that you use HTTPS.
- Google gives you an SEO rankings boost for using HTTPS.
- Your site can be faster with HTTPS than HTTP. Seriously.
- Google Chrome will slowly turn up the heat on HTTP, eventually marking it “Not Secure.”
- Browser features that expose more sensitive user information – including location data, webcam access, and persistent storage – require HTTPS.
- Cutting-edge technologies like AMP, Service Workers, and Progressive Web Apps require HTTPS.
- All iOS apps will require HTTPS connections to backend servers.
- Of course, let’s not forget the core benefit of HTTPS: encrypted data and an authenticated connection.
- Many other security and web experts agree: HTTPS is the right choice.