Since last year, an HTTPS version of the site has been available to everyone assuming you go there or have a browser plug-in to automatically upgrade you to HTTPS.
While I've experimented with it in the past for premium members, as of today HTTPS is now permanently enabled by default for premium subscribers. If you are logged into your premium account and reading Phoronix.com, all of the pages will automatically default to the HTTPS version -- including when some HTTP links on the site try to send you back to the non-secure version.
I'm still working on HTTPS for Phoronix.net where the images are served from and such, since apparently that's even a concern to some. If you are not a premium member, the site will continue to default to HTTP as it's always been while the option remains there to switch over to HTTPS. The HTTP default there is due to the slightly greater server load of HTTPS serving, encouraging users to help support our work, etc. If ad-blocking usage wasn't so rampant, it would be much easier to invest in more servers for a faster experience with HTTPS for everyone.
This is just another feature to say thanks to subscribing to Phoronix Premium in order to support our work and allow for continued tests, articles, and news coverage. Phoronix Premium also grants you access to an ad-free version of the service, multiple page articles are shown on a single page, reminder articles such as these are not shown, and more.
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