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The use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) will slow performance betweenHTTP servers and browsers.
If two HTTP web servers are developed with identical HTML, and SSL isapplied to only one of the servers, the client browsers will experience anoticeable performance degradation when you browse the SSL web server.
NOTE: Use encryption sparingly. The use of large bitmaps behind an SSL siteshould be used with discretion.