HTTPS stands for “HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure” or “HTTP over SSL” (recently superseded by TLS). Internet users will be familiar with it as a little green padlock next to the URL in your address bar.
Generally speaking, HTTPS is the same as HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) – it’s just a secure version.
HTTPS ensures that confidential information, such as payment details, is secured in order to prevent unauthorised access. HTTPS was developed to allow secure transactions on websites offering ecommerce services. But, it also offers basic protection to users on informational websites, as it encrypts the information sent via contact forms too.