What does HTTPS mean?

HTTPS, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is a secure communication protocol used for transferring data between a user's web browser and a website's server. HTTPS ensures that the data exchanged during the connection is encrypted and secure, protecting sensitive information from interception and tampering.

Websites using HTTPS are identified by a padlock icon in the browser's address bar and begin with "https://" instead of "http://." HTTPS is essential for secure online transactions, protecting user privacy, and building trust with website visitors.

HTTPS certificates are obtained from certificate authorities to enable secure connections.