January 17, 2018
HTTPS for Custom Domains
Hello! My name is Nikolay Ivanushkin (@nick-iv). I'm a lead developer in Teletype. Today we added one of the most important features — encrypted HTTPS protocol for all custom domains.
Why do you need HTTPS?
- Large groups of people, ranging from intruders and ending with the state, want to stole your data. HTTPS protects you from this.
- New Web standards (for example, HTTP 2.0) assume only encrypted data channels. In fact HTTPS is the mandatory standard of sites in 2018.
How do I enable it?
All you need to do is connect the domain. And for a very short time (1—2 minutes) your domain will be accessible via HTTPS protocol, for free and forever. Each browser informs about the security of the site with different ways, mostly a gray or green lock icons.
Do not worry about updating HTTPS certificates, they update automatically when the time comes.
January 17, 2018, 13:57