The need to use HTTPS on your website has been spearheaded by Google for years (since 2014), and in 2018 we saw massive improvements as more of the web became encrypted by default. Google now reports that 94% of its traffic on the web is now encrypted.
What exactly does HTTPS mean though? And how does that relate to SSL or TLS? These are the more common questions I get when working with customers and in this article I hope to break it down for the every day website owner.