Hypertext transfer protocols are the rules used to transfer information on a web page from a server to a web browser.
With HTTP, this communication happens with plain text, meaning any third-party can access the communication between the server and browser. If this happens, personal and sensitive information can be stolen.
In order to make the communication private, websites use HTTPS. With HTTPS, the same conversation takes place between a server and web browser, except the information is protected by SSL/TLS [Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security] encryption.
All websites need to prioritize security. Security impacts the performance of your website. It’s important for businesses large and small to implement as many measures in place to protect themselves and their customers as possible.