LiteSpeed Sites are Safe and Secure


LiteSpeed Sites are Safe and Secure

If you’ve been putting off thinking about security for your sites, Google is about to force your hand. Beginning in July 2018, any sites still using HTTP will be marked as “not secure” in Chrome.

There are obvious risks associated with relying on old technology to power your sites. Until now, you’ve been able to accept those risks without broadcasting such to all of your visitors. With this change, visitors to your sites will be aware that you’re not keeping up to date. This is likely to bother a large percentage of your audience.

More and more, Internet users are becoming savvy to security concerns, and a “not secure” label in their browser could send potential customers running to a competitor.

So, what can you do?

LiteSpeed Sites are Safe, Secure & Fast

Treatment of HTTP pages

In order to avoid being called out by Chrome 68’s omnibar (as shown above), your site will need to be running HTTPS at a minimum. HTTPS, however, is slow. Luckily, there are even better protocols available:

  • HTTP/2: A newer, faster implementation of HTTPS. It includes multiplexing, server push, and many other improvements.
  • QUIC: A next-generation internet protocol, improving upon the gains made by HTTP/2. It is faster and more secure.

Enabling either of these protocols will satisfy Chrome’s security requirements.

If your sites are powered by LiteSpeed Web Server, then you are almost there. LiteSpeed has been ahead of the curve, being the first to offer both HTTP/2 support and QUIC support in a production-grade mass-market server. LiteSpeed keeps up with a changing world so that you will always be prepared.

Ask your hosting provider if you are on LiteSpeed Web Server, and take advantage of HTTP/2 and QUIC today!


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