will SSL Certificate make site run slowly?

Jack London

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Hello,

I heard my friend said that if I install SSL Certificate for my site then site will run slowly and can not use website cache memory in web system. Is it true ?

Please show me your suggestions ?
 

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Yes,You may notice important response variations once you browse to a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) web site and use totally different site or server certificates
 

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With SSL installed on your hosting account, your website can be accessed by both secure (httpS) and non-secure (http) connections. The secure connection is a bit slower than the non-secure one because the data transfer has to be encrypted on both ends.

That's why secure connection should be applied primarily to pages that contain sensitive information, such as pages where people enter personal details, billing information, etc. I advise you to setup secure connection only for such pages the rest of your website will load much faster with the non-secure connection.
 

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It's false.
SSL certificate use for secure but specially which sites used for e-commerce and facebook apps, SSL is very beneficial for them. Its feel very trustworthy to the visitor when they visit the sites.
 

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I heard my friend said that if I install SSL Certificate for my site then site will run slowly
No. I use it all the time to access my email, private sites, cpanels and other script adminpanels all the time. I don't see any slowness on my server.


and can not use website cache memory in web system.
Yes. The urls and content can not be cached if you use SSL.

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An SSL certificate itself should not significantly slow down a website. The SSL certificate is used to establish an encrypted connection between the web server and the web browser, and this process happens quickly. However, depending on the size of the SSL certificate, the initial SSL handshake process where the certificate is exchanged between the server and browser can take a little longer.

However, there are other factors that can contribute to a slow website when using SSL, such as:

Server performance: If the web server is not powerful enough to handle the increased encryption and decryption process, it can slow down the website.

Content Delivery Network (CDN): If the website is using a CDN, the SSL certificate must be installed on the origin server and all edge servers. This can add complexity and create additional latency if not done properly.

Unoptimized images, videos and other resources: SSL encrypts all the data transferred, including images, videos, and other resources. If these resources are not optimized, the increased data transfer can slow down the website.

Website not optimized for HTTPS: If a website is not optimized for HTTPS, it can slow down the website, because the browser will have to work harder to establish an encrypted connection. This can happen when the website has mixed content (i.e. some resources are loaded over HTTP while others are loaded over HTTPS)

Overall, the impact of SSL on website performance is minimal and can be mitigated by ensuring that the web server is powerful enough to handle the increased encryption and decryption process, and by making sure that the website is optimized for HTTPS.
 
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