https:// should be considered the norm for Web traffic. It allows for secure communication, the green padlock looks cool, and most important: it enables the efficient and fast data transfers of HTTP/2. However, switching your site to HTTPS may not be trivial. The
force-https feature removes the hassle of changing URLs in your backend. But what can you do about URLs pointing to other domains, like ad scripts, social media or user images? Your browser will show mixed content errors and block the loading of these assets. The new
external-media handles this by rewriting foreign
http:// URLs to their secure counterpart. Switch to
Speaking of security, we have improved our transport mapping feature, which is crucial when using the same domain name for Web Accelerator and source, to validate TLS certificates on mapped traffic. E.g. your
example.com certificate is accepted when the requests are routed to the IP resolved for
Besides a lot of bug fixes, this version ships ImageMagick 7 to be up-to-date with the frequent upstream updates, many of which are security related.
Refer to the full changelog for a more detailed list of changes.