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Any forums using https?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Chimpie, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Any forums (besides here at Xenforo) using https?
    How long have you been using it?
    Any issues using it?

    Google said earlier this year that they will favor those sites using https. For those that are using it, have you see any increase in traffic since implementing it?
  2. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Most of my clients have switched to SSL. I also use it for my forum as well.
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  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Many, many sites have switched. I have switched 3 years ago, and all of new sites I create will have SSL at the get go.
  4. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    I'd caution moving to https if you rely on ads to support your site. If using something like AdSense, moving your site to https limits the pool of advertisers to those that have SSL support. A lot do support SSL now, but many still don't. Depending on the site it could considerably affect earnings.
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    This is the reason I switch back to http only.
  6. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    the only thing https has done for my site is slow it down
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    HTTPS alone wouldn't slow a site down, I don't think.
  8. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    adds 200ms
  9. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    XenForo moved from HTTP to HTTPS and there were no speed performance differences.
  10. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    perceptive or actually measured?
  11. thumped

    thumped Well-Known Member

    I can't say I noticed any page load slowdown after the switch to HTTPS a few months back. I run ads sourced through a local agency who in turn use multiple ad servers depending on the client. I found that while a few ad publishers don't offer HTTPS options, most do. I haven't seen any problems with adsense.

    In any case I'm prepared to take the hit as a cost of doing business for the sake of the additional security HTTPS offers.
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  12. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    if you use https then utilize SPDY for speed boost.
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  13. Verringer

    Verringer Active Member

    I use it because it just makes the website look more professional, and for a trading forum that's needed, no other reasons. Also, I haven't noticed any disadvantages except the image proxy, it automatically leaks the IP of the server rather than the user with things such as:


    Anyone got a fix for this, on another note.
  14. thedude

    thedude Well-Known Member

    What's the cipher list you specified in your Apache/nginx/other config?

    And are you using SPDY?
  15. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Apache 2.4 :(

    How do I add a cipher list?
  16. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Switch to LiteSpeed it's over 3 times faster then Apache in SSL.
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  17. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Something like this:
  18. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    works with cpanel?

    That is the recommended one?
  19. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    that's what https://www.ssllabs.com/ recommends. And I use it on my site :)
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  20. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Yes it has a easy to install WHM plugin.
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