It has become common knowledge by now that Google has decided to favor HTTPS websites over HTTP, assuming all other factors such as responsive design, page load times, and quality of content remain the same.
This decision by Google has sparked a good deal of debate on the Internet, with more and more webmasters moving their websites to HTTPS. Furthermore, it has also provided several web hosts and SSL providers with an opportunity, wherein they can try to upsell their SSL certificates by telling customers that their websites “need the SSL certificate in order to do well”.
The question is, do you really need an SSL certificate for your website? In this post, I will attempt to answer this question.