Google is Forcing You To Have SSL Certificates on Your Websites
Without SSL Certificate, Google will mark your website “Not Secure” and will not be indexed into their search. Google and the rest of the browsers have been working on this, Last year Google and Mozilla began the push towards universal encryption. The browsers also began marking HTTP websites “Not Secure.”
(HTTP) means HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.
Why are SSL Certificates Critical?
The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.
So what if your website does not collect sensitive information?
Most small business websites didn’t really need SSL, they are not collecting credit card numbers or passwords. But consist of that business’s profile, services and how to contact them. The only thing that could be considered sensitive, if that website had a contact form, the person submitting the form information would not encrypted, name, address, phone number and email could be captured by a hacker that gained unauthorized access between your website and email server.
The time has come for all websites to migrate to HTTPS.
How much does it cost?
It varies depending on what your website does. From a basic website to e-commerce to members and users website, the cost could be the difference of a few hundred to hundreds, and you also you must have a SSL Certificate that works with your server’s Firewall and Malware protection.
What do you need to do?
If your a customer of myWorldWeb web services or myAutoWorld web services you don’t need to do a thing!. Websites have been migrated from HTTP to HTTPS. It took sometime to find the correct and affordable SSL certificate and Firewall combination. The cost increase is prorated and added to your website’s renewal.
For Webpage plan, you will need to add an SSL certificate through you domain account. Login and view SSL certificates, and checkout.
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If your not a customer of ours, you need to install an SSL certificate and migrate your website to HTTPS.