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Do I need a secure server?
Generally, you only need a secure server if your site requests sensitive information from its visitors (credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc). Your site probably doesn't need to use the secure server feature if there is no interaction with your visitors.

Also if you use WebDAV to publish information to your website, the WebDAV password will be transmitted over the Internet using only relatively weak (htaccess) encryption unless you use a secure server.

Last updated: Mar 22, 2004.

User Post (2005-08-17 20:09:23 by brooklynfs)
Note that basic authenticatin (htpasswd files) is cleartext; htdigest holds encrypted passwords, but is less common.