Great for the security of data, HTTPS has become the web standard over the past some time now. Web masters follow this practice just to ensure that hacking practices like sniffing and man-in-the-middle-attack remain at bay.
So, how exactly does HTTPS work to secure the data transfer between the users and website?
Whenever a user opens a website using the http protocol, data is transferred in plain text. A hacker can use sniffer tools to capture the information being transmitted and therefore can view the info you have submitted, including your username and password as well.
However, when you access the website using https protocol, the data you transmit is encrypted and therefore information is secure. And, this is the reason why banking website and ecommerce site have been using HTTPS Protocol since day 1.
In fact, it was last year when Google also brought forward the importance of https and made it a standard factor for Search engine optimization.
So, the question that now arises is ‘how can you make your blog HTTPS enabled?’
For users having a blog with blogpsot.com, this feature is enabled free of cost. Here is how you can do it if you have .blogspot domain
- Login to your account
- Go to the blog settings from the drop down menu
- Click on the basics option and look for the HTTPS setting option
- From the dropdown select Yes and save
That’s about it!
However, if you are using a custom domain name then you need to wait for a while before you actually start to use this functionality.
Before I leave, there’s a piece of warning that I’d like to share here ‘the transformation from http to https might cause some issue because of the mixed content on your blog’. Mixed content when a web page downloads initial HTML content security over HTTPS, Images on your blog hosted on HTTPS and similar other browser error are the most common ones. However, all this is a case when your blog images and content are not hosted on BlogSpot platform. In case they are already on BlogSpot, then you won’t face any such problem.
That’s all I have for now. For more such interesting and intriguing updates, continue to read my blog.