Will making an entire site https-enabled be any slower ? I mean, even for anonymous, not-logged-in users - not just the login / admin section. Will it check for the certificate for every network resource download ?
asked Oct 10 '12 at 05:47
The initial site loading may take a little longer as there will be more handshaking with SSL. The minimal increase in time is due to more round trips between the browser and the server. Once the connection is established there should be no noticeable difference.
The best way to verify would be to profile your site with https only versus http.
answered Oct 10 '12 at 07:53