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June 1, 2007, 5:05 pm
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or is it completely different from http(i.e., is it transparent? Do I need
to do anything significantly different than what I do in http?)
Now what are the cons of using it rather than http? Right now I'm using http
but wondering if I should use https for any reasons or not.
First of all, this falls into the category of webmastering, not php.
If you have a website that has a forum and image gallery of horses and
hounds, then http is okay. If your site is an online bank, ecommerce or
something other that handles confidential client information, then
switch to https. It's all about security.
It all starts by getting a certificate and configuring the web server to
handle it. In php you don't do anything to enable https, the server
takes care of that. In php you can just test wether it's http or https,
"Wikipedia on vähän niinq internetin raamattu, kukaan ei pohjimmiltaan
usko siihen ja kukaan ei tiedä mikä pitää paikkansa." -- z00ze
https is a webserver configuration issue. There is no difference in your
https transfers traffic over an encrypted connection to protect data from
sniffing. It is slightly slower, but any time you're transferring personal
information, passwords, credit card data, etc... it should be done over