HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol that browsers use to transfer information from servers to the browser. The ‘S’ in HTTPS stands for the word ‘secure.’ HTTPS is more secure, and less vulnerable to hacking and automated scripting style and ‘man-in-the-middle’ style attacks from hackers. You can enabled HTTPS for your site by installing an SSL Certificate on the website’s server. Google has stated that it officially prefers HTTPS to HTTP and it is recommended that all websites update to HTTPS in order to maintain SEO rankings.

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