You may have noticed while browsing how some websites start with HTTP and some with HTTPS. All bank websites are always HTTPS.

What is the difference between the two?

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and HTTPS is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. As the name suggests, HTTPS is more secure – all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

The major benefits of a HTTPS certificate are:

  • Customer information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted and cannot be intercepted.
  • Visitors can verify you are a registered business and that you own the domain.
  • Customers are more likely to trust and complete purchases from sites that use HTTPS.


To learn more about HTTPS and should you get HTTPS certification for your website, please visit here.