Winaero goes HTTPS

Here is good news for all Winaero readers. Finally, I have switched the website to https. Here are some details.

Winaero Https
HTTPS is now enabled on Winaero, and now it is the default. I have configured automatic redirection from plain HTTP to the SSL-protected protocol.

If you load the default site, you will get redirected. I also did my best to try to get rid of mixed content warnings, that is, when some content is not loaded by the browser because it is not served over https. It looks like the goal is achieved. All of the site's content should load fine and there should not be any mixed content warnings.

The HTTPS encryption is provided by Let's Encrypt. It is free and very easy to connect to your existing web site. HTTPS on Winaero was highly requested by your emails and I am happy to say that it is done.

I haven't enabled HTTP/2 yet. I need to perform a number of tests and ensure that everything works as expected. I am going to enable this feature soon.

If you have questions, suggestions or if you have noticed a bug, please leave a comment below.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

15 thoughts on “Winaero goes HTTPS”

  1. Nice work! And continuing thanks and appreciation for all the masses of information and tools that you provide.

    SUGGESTION: I find things on your site using a Google search. Do you have any plans to provide your own search engine or index? I know that this is huge job.

    ‘Categories’ below is very useful, but could the initial summaries of the articles possibly be dated? (I’m assuming it’s just a case of adding a field to the summary.)

    1. From google:

      Website uses HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) have secure transfer.
      Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a “code” between them, and then they scramble the messages using that “code” so that no one in between can read them. This keeps your information safe from others. They use the “code” on a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

      Encrypt website and secure communication between browser and server
      Protects user’s sensitive information
      Lets users to complete a successful transaction without any risk of data loss
      Increases user’s trust and confidence
      Eliminates browser warning and alerts
      Increases Organization’s reputation over the internet
      Google also gives ranking benefits for SSL enable website
      Eliminates risk of phishing and other cyber attacks

      1. Hmm., interesting. It certainly makes the site more secure. I’ll look up the performance improvements if there are any on my own. Thank you.

    2. I believe that in this specific case the comments you type and articles you visit would be encrypted. Hence making it tougher / impossible for someone to track you.

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