Friends i have been pondering if i should use a SSL or not

Friends i have been pondering if i should use a SSL or not for my site ? I have the option as i already have it available. What are the pros and cons ?

  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hi @George Halstead,

    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    The debate is very old whether you should use SSL or not. It depends upon the nature of your business and purpose of your site.

    I personally think if you are not selling something on your site or not storing sensitive information of your users like as portal then its not really necessary. You can also use SSL on specific pages, for example on checkout pages instead of site wide.

    But I want mention a fact here that Google started giving importance to the sites have SSL and in result higher ranking in search results.

    Here are other detailed articles on this topic and also discussion on stackexchange as well.
    https://www.ssl.com/article/pros-and-cons-of-ssl-https-tls/
    http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/258/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-site-wide-ssl-https

    Hope that helps! If you still need assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,
    Sajid J

  • George Halstead
    • Flash Drive

    I am doing well friend and hope you are as well.

    I know friend, there are many pro arguments and just as many con arguments. LOL You did however answer my question as i do not offer any kind of downloadable content nor do i offer any goods for sale. Access to certain pages is in the future but that is about it.

    I did not know Google started doing that as a ranking consideration.

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