Recently Chrome’s security team announced that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56) in order to help users to browse the web safely.
HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers by providing a bidirectional encryption. Using HTTPS means that even under an unsecured WiFi connection, no one will be able to perform man in the middle attack on you, or to steal your passwords and credit card data.
Besides, HTTPS must be enabled for modern browsers to use HTTP/2 protocol. In short, HTTP/2 is optimized for the modern websites and improving their performance. A website with HTTP/2 can experience up to 2x the loading speed than HTTP/1.1.
At Playa, we take performance and security very seriously, that's why all of your websites hosted with us comes with free HTTPS certificate and HTTP/2 support. Contact us to find out more about our cloud infrastructure administration services!