In 2018 Google Will Force You To Have an SSL Certificate on Your Website
And here's why...
If you haven't moved from HTTP to HTTPS by July 2018 Google is going to flag your website as "Not Secure" to your site visitors!
What does SSL & HTTPS mean?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser. Encryption ensures that all data passed between a web server and a browser remains private. If you don’t have an SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, meaning data sent via your website could be intercepted by hackers and identity thieves. HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) appears in your website URL when it is secured by an SSL certificate.
How Do I Get an SSL Certificate?
Each certifcation process is different and depends on a number of factors, including your current hosting plan, domain registrar and the level of certification you require. We suggest you contact us in the first instance so that we can give you a free, no obligation cost appraisal for SSL certification; then you can decide if you wish to proceed. It is important that you act now as a migration from HTTP to HTTPS can be quite an undertaking. To get things started simply fill in the form provided and we will be in touch.