What are the drawbacks, if any, to using HTTPS vs. HTTP?

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Is there any reason not to use https all the time? Why hasn’t it become the standard instead of http if it is more secure?

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jimlynch
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HTTP vs HTTPS: Similarities and Differences
http://theprofessionalspoint.blogspot.com/2012/04/http-vs-https-similari...

diyakapoor
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It costs you more to use https

blackdog
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Encryption comes at the cost of some speed.Decrypting and encrypting takes time - not a lot, but it is a little slower. Also, there is additional cost and effort involved. HTTPS requires certificates, which must be kept updated, and you have to pay for SSL certificates.

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