Out of the blue, one of my students asked me, “Why do you insist on adding the S to the HTTP at the beginning of your web address (https://vo2gogo.com)? It’s really annoying when I see that! I don’t want to have to remember to type an extra letter just to get to a site!”
There’s much to unpack there, but she has a valid question: why make your site secure?
I’ll tell you why: because if you don’t, Google will punish you in several ways. And I love them for doing it.
PS: if your hosting service wants to charge you for making your sites secure, or for the required certificate you need to install, use the hosting service I use, Dreamhost. They charge no additional fees at all for what is now a necessity: https://vo2gogo.com/get-dreamhost.
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Hope this helps!