Tonight, the FFPC website will be switching from “Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)” to “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS)”. While you should not experience any disruptions in using the site, there is always a chance you might. If that happens, and you do encounter any error messages, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may troubleshoot it and help you out as soon as we can.
To try and explain this in a short, simple way, HTTP is the way that the FFPC site sends information to your web browser. HTTPS takes this language even further with an SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate, which helps create a secure encrypted connection between our server and your browser as an extra measure of security. Since all data is then transferred into code, any information is thereby protected. HTTPS is also secured through TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol. TLS helps prevent the transfer of data from being modified or corrupted, and authentication, which proves to you that you are indeed communicating with the FFPC site.
Also, normal site maintenance will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) night from midnight until 1:30 a.m. ET. The site will not be accessible for those (roughly) 90 minutes.
Simply put, this is another measure to protect you and make sure you enjoy your experience at the FFPC as much as possible. Feel to hit us up with any questions on this, and we’ll get them answered ASAP. 😊
The Fantasy Football Players Championship