What Does This Mean?
If you are still hosting your website without an SSL certificate, Google Chrome will be ramping up the warnings for your visitors on any pages that accept form input – even newsletter signups and contact forms. This has been announced by Google and will come with the, soon to be released, Chrome version 62 update.
In addition, non secure sites will now show permanent warnings in incognito mode.
To illustrate how this will look, see the image below:
Google has been driving the move of all website to use full SSL since the beginning of the year and this is only ramping up. The main concern is that Google is now moving from a reward incentive towards a punitive approach where non compliant sites will be penalised.
If the websites you host with your hosting provider contain any kind of text input, they will require an SSL certificate if you want to avoid a “Not Secure” warning in the address bar.
Below is an example of how your users will experience this change:
What Can I Do About It?
At WebSlice, we pride ourselves with keeping our customers up to date with all current security technologies and therefore offer free, domain validated SSL certificates with our popular hosting plans:
If your current hosting company does not provide you with an easy solution to secure your websites, we offer free transfer services to our hosting plans to make it really easy for you.