Importance of HTTPS

Importance of HTTPS

The first sign that tells us that the site we visit is reliable is when it appears in the navigation bar the letters "HTTPS" generally accompanied by a green padlock.

This means that the page we visit is protected by some security protocol that transforms the page into a safe place to enter personal data. All those sites in which it is required to log in with a password or any other type of personal data must have this symbol.

But what does this mean?

All Internet pages start with HTTP

What does it mean Hypertext Transfer Protocol (in English "Hyper Text Transfer Protocol").

This protocol is the one that allows the transfer of data through the World Wide Web. When adding an S, reference is made to Secure Sockets Layer changing the protocol to now include security measures by encryption methods. In this way, the page we visit is protected against attacks from third parties that try to steal our personal data.

If we have an online store in which we offer online payment methods It is vital that we provide our clients with a secure environment in which they can trust their financial data. Having this security protocol will increase your in our store. To obtain it we have two options:

Acquire an SSL Certificate: There are many online options to certify our page as a secure site. Most offer help with the coding and troubleshooting processes.
Use external payment methods: Tools such as online payment platforms or payment gateways already include these certificates at the time of installation. In this way, we have the backing of these companies, being able to better focus on our store.

Whatever option we choose, we must bear in mind that the most important thing is always to offer a good shopping experience to our customers.

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