Does secure connection slow down dowloading?


I enabled the setting

“Enable secure connection in checkout (SSL certificate is required to be installed on your server)”

and I mentioned that when browser goes to secure connection (https://…), for instance, when a user is entering Customer information, connection gets slower. Is it normal?

Actually I do not need secure connection as payment is processed at third party but I enabled SSL just for customers who scare to enter personal information.

Thank you.

There is no doubt the running on a secure connection is MUCH slower.


I have this enabled as i believe the more i can do to make my customers feel safe and secure the better.

While I can’t say it is slower or faster…i can say that with it enabled i do not notice anymore slowness then any other web page i look at and certainly not so slow as to make me want to leave the site.