Whats is the differences between Http:// & Https:// ?
you can see mane website using Https, for those who don't know, here
I will try to explain from my little knowledge.
stand for Hypertext
Transfer Protocol and
last for its secure version. It
is the foundation of data communication for the World
Wide Web, the protocol over which data is sent between
your browser and the website that you are connected to.
HTTP is the protocol to exchange or transfer hypertext.
means all communications between your browser and the website are
encrypted. When you request a HTTPS connection to a webpage, the
website will initially send its SSL certificate to your browser. This
certificate contains the public key needed to begin the secure
session. Based on this initial exchange, your browser and the website
then initiate the 'SSL handshake'. The SSL handshake involves the
generation of shared secrets to establish a uniquely secure
connection between yourself and the website.
a trusted SSL Digital Certificate is used during a HTTPS
users will see a padlock icon in the browser address bar. When an
Extended Validation Certificate is installed on a web site, the
address bar will turn green.
communications sent over regular HTTP connections are in 'plain text'
and can be read by any hacker that manages to break into the
connection between your browser and the website. This presents a
clear danger if the 'communication' is on an order form and includes
your credit card details or social security number. With a HTTPS
connection, all communications are securely encrypted. This means
that even if somebody managed to break into the connection, they
would not be able decrypt any of the data which passes between you
and the website.
major benefits of a HTTPS certificate are:
information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted and cannot be
Visitors can verify you are a registered business and that you own the domain
Customers are more likely to trust and complete purchases from sites that use HTTPS