Google began labeling non-HTTPS sites on October 1 that contain text input fields, such as search bars and contact forms, as well as HTTP sites while incognito, as “Not Secure” when used in their Chrome browser. If information is collected by visitors on your site, it now must have an SSL certificate. In the near future, it is highly likely Google will label all non-HTTPS sites as being “Not Secure” even when text entry forms are not used.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. This creates a link between your website and your visitor’s browser that is encrypted. HTTPS, known as HTTP over Transport Layer Security, is mutually used often with SSL. The “s” aspect of HTTPS mean websites communications are encrypted by Secure Sockets Layer or Transport Layer Security technology. Ultimately, this means information exchanged between your website and your visitors cannot be listened to.
Three options can be used to find out if your site uses SSL certificate.
All entry forms are included, such as login in forms for website administration, search forms, contact forms, e-commerce forms, and many others. Even with the slim chance your site has no forms, is trust something that is important to your organization or business?
SSL certification is affordable and simple to set up. You need to sign up for SSL certification. Your web hosting company usually offers this. To update your site and begin using it, contact us. (910) 756-4089