Is https:// essential for any website?
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Http stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and all modern websites use this. The S in HTTPS means Secure. All sites that have user accounts with personal information must have the S to show your personal information is secure and encrypted. http and https are two of about half a dozen protocols that have been used on the modern internet. All are obsolete or not supported except http, https and FTP. ftp is used to upload webpages and isn't used for browsing. Unless you have a website you'll never use FTP.
Sites for passive browsing such as personal blogs, news sites, read-only and websites where you don't need an account to view don't have the S and are safe to browse as you are not sharing any personal information. Any site where you enter bank or payment information and sites with your home address, real name and phone number must have the S.
- kelvinLv 74 weeks ago
of course it is if you want it safe