What is http?
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the foundation of the World Wide Web, and is used to load web pages using hypertext links. HTTP is an application layer protocol designed to transfer information between networked devices and runs on top of other layers of the network protocol stack. A typical flow over HTTP involves a client machine making a request to a server, which then sends a response message.
When you set up a website, you will see the HTTP version by default. But we have to do it HTTPS. So it should be secure in the address bar. This is a must for Google to love our website and for user experience.
What is https?
Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, which is the primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website. HTTPS is encrypted in order to increase security of data transfer. This is particularly important when users transmit sensitive data, such as by logging into a bank account, email service, or health insurance provider.
To show that the website is safe to users and Google now, you need to integrate an SSL certificate into your website.
After upgrading to the https version, you should make sure that a copy of the site is directed to the https version with 301 permanent redirects so that it cannot be opened in the http version.
You’ll find how it’s done in the video below.
What is www?
The World Wide Web, also known as the Web, is a collection of websites or web pages stored on web servers and connected to local computers over the Internet. These websites include text pages, images, sounds, videos, etc. contains. Users from anywhere in the world on the content of these sites, computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets etc. They can access over the internet using their device. With the WWW, it enables text and media to be received and viewed on your device.
Can I Choose My Website Address to Be www or non-www?
Yes, of course!
It’s been a long time since you typed very long web addresses like https://www.mywebsitename.com into your browser. Today, you can exclude ‘https: //’ or even ‘www’. Digital world has evolved so in either case your browser will be redirected to the correct web address – whether you’re typing www.mywebsitename.com, http://mywebsitename.com or even mywebsitename.com.
Which Version of URL Should I Use? www or non-www?
It does not matter for Search Engine Optimization. You can use either option. The only important thing is that other versions of your website are 301 redirected to the main version you choose.
So I want the default version of https://mywebsitename.com to be https://mywebsitename.com. Then the other versions of my website;
I need to make sure it’s redirected to the default version (https://mywebsitename.com). If your site opens in other versions without redirecting to the main version, your site will be duplicated. This is not pleasant for search engines and users.
Let’s do http status checks and first integrate SSL. Then let’s do 301 redirect all versions of the Site to a single version.
You can follow the steps with video below to create the ideal website url version for search engines and users.