Modern websites need to be served over HTTPS so that communication between the user and your server is secure.

Overview

This check verifies:

  • That your site is served over HTTPS
  • That your certificate is not set to expire soon
  • That any requests made via HTTP are redirected to HTTPS

Why is this important?

Sites that are not HTTPS:

  • Are penalised by search engines
  • Display security warnings to your visitors - which will tell them that it is insecure
  • Are slower
  • Are vulnerable to exposing customer data to hackers

How do I fix it?