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The era of HTTPS SSL encryption

On the first day of year 2016, I transferred all my websites from HTTP to HTTPS SSL. As you see, now all URLs of this site start with HTTPS instead of the past HTTP. These websites are the follows:

  1. https://www.cementscience.com the world of cement science.
  2. https://www.xiangweiqing.co.uk a Chinese restaurant located in Sheffield, the UK.
  3. https://www.inksay.com the website you are browsing now.

With the HTTPS implemented on the website, all data of this site transmitted over the internet are encrypted. So the privacy of the site users is well protected, e.g. governmental surveillance, though there is no confidential information on this site, we guys with good conduct just do not like to be treated like that.

I choose the service offered by CloudFlare.com. It has free SSL certificates and with HSTS feature enabled. You do not have to pay anything and do any modification on your web hosting server. And of course, the powerful and free CDN by CloudFlare is also a killer selling point for me. All the pictures and CSS files of the site are now stored and served by the global CDN.

It is the encryption era of internet now. All up to date webmasters should take action to adopt HTTPS SSL for their websites. And it is cheap and pain-free.