Choosing to encrypt a website is becoming less and less of a choice for site owners. The switch to HTTPS is quickly becoming non-negotiable.
Thank the big players out there for making it highly desirable—if not mandatory—for HTTP sites to go HTTPS.
- Google has clearly stated that HTTPS is an important ranking factor. No one wants to get lost in the search shuffle.
- In 2017, WordPress—the open-source website-creation tool used by millions—will require hosts to make HTTPS available ...