If you’ve been following website security industry changes, you may know that the move by browsers to warn visitors of web pages served via HTTP as “Not Secure” has been in the works for a while. And, if you’re like most organizations, preparing for the inevitable has been dead last on your to-do list. Unfortunately, pretending there’s no fire doesn’t mean you won’t eventually get burned.
Implementation has been gradual and the end date has been moved out a few times but, according to the Feb. 8 announcement by Google, you’ll need to get an SSL certificate for all your webpages—not just the ones with login requirements or forms—by the time Chrome 68 launches. Starting July 2018, Chrome will universally alert visitors that land on any HTTP webpage. What began as a nudge from Google and Mozilla that only impacted pages with unencrypted password or text fields has become a no-exceptions requirement. We’re guessing this isn’t what you want your visitors to see.
HTTP served Internet users well for many years. Unfortunately, given today’s cybercrime-ridden web, it has one crucial flaw—it’s not secure. That means data in transit can be stolen or manipulated.
HTTPS is secure and shows visitors https:// in the browser bar indicating encryption is authenticating the server and protecting transmitted information. So, it’s easy to understand why web browsers are now requiring it as a basic standard.
Beyond encryption, HTTPS also helps you leverage the faster performance enabled by HTTP/2, gives you up to a 5% boost in search engine visibility, provides a more seamless user experience and unlocks popular mobile options.
How do I get HTTPS?
SSL Certificates enable HTTPS—so the sooner you install one on all your web pages, the better. But, remember, website security is about more than encrypting data. Ensuring who’s on the other end of the data transfer is equally, if not more, important so making sure you have the right level of identity validation matters. Choosing the right SSL certificate and provider can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be.
Lenasi Cloud Hosting offers Free Lifetime SSL Certificates to all its clients. We personally issue and activate them on all your domains and subdomains in case you’re not a techy.
Not Our Client?
No problem, let us transfer your website over to our Bespoke Cloud Platform for free and on top of that issue and activate an SSL certificate to all your domains for free. Our team is standby to migrate all your files, websites, databases and emails with no downtime whatsoever. Contact Our Experts to meet the July 1, 2018, deadline and boost your bottom line.
The “small” print
⇔We will synchronize your hosting registration date to match that of your current provider-this means renewals will be due the same dates they would have been due on your host.
⇔Domain names will not be transferred since they attract transfer fees from the registrar-We will only migrate your hosting.
⇔Free migration applies only if you are using cPanel as your hosting Control Panel.