HTTPS By Default For Everyone
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 23 September 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT. 29 Comments
Just a quick heads up for those that haven't noticed yet, HTTPS is now used by default across all of as of this week.

HTTPS has been available quite a while now on albeit not the default except for the forums and premium users. HTTPS by default has now been flipped on globally after finishing up some server infrastructure tuning, ensuring is playing nicely with HTTPS permanently as that's used for image/media serving, graph assets being served by HTTPS everywhere to avoid JavaScript load issues, and then also ensuring all of our old content going back to 2004 is working out fine with HTTPS and not causing any breakage on our custom CMS.

With being swamped as is with writing ~10+ articles per day, daily benchmarking, PTS/OB/Phoromatic development, etc, already pushing 100 hour work weeks, it took longer than I wished to get around to finishing up HTTPS validation for the site.

Everything seems to have been running fine and HTTPS being promoted to default. If you run into any issues please post in the forums or send me off an email.

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