This won’t be a long post, as I just wanted to do a quick update for my readers on how Dividend Portfolio is now more secure. If you look closely, you’ll see that Dividend Portfolio is now being accessed via https instead of the more unsecure http. I’ve had the blog for nearly two years now and, in all that time, it was accessed via http. So, I decided to figure out how I could make the blog more secure. The process was super easy. It turns out that my hosting company provided free SSL. Then, I just used a plugin to help put the finishing touch and smooth out the process. So, even if you try to go to the http version of the site, it forces you to go to the https version. Pretty cool, huh!
For those of you unconvinced about the value of https, consider this article I found online, which is entitled 5 Reasons Your Site Should Be Https.
I’m still not through with site improvements. I will continue to pursue things that will make the site more safe and secure. For example, one of the things that I did back in April was to encourage readers to back up your blog, which I think is very important. I had a scare and the site went down for a bit, without there being any backups. Thankfully, I was able to get it working again and now I regularly back up the site. So, I’ve added https, and I will continue to look for ways to improve. In the mean time, I welcome any suggestions you may have on how to improve the site.
There you have it. Not a long blog post as I said. I think protecting your site is important in today’s world, and that’s what I’ve done today. Plus, it helps with SEO rankings too. What do you think? Do you also protect your blog with https? Any other suggestions on how to keep your blog safe or on how to improve the blog?