Security for websites are undergoing major changes. The extent of these changes is comprehensive and will affect all websites using HTTP:
The implementation of the changes has been done gradually and the “final” date has been changed several times, but according to Google (8th of Febuary 2018) you will need to make your website secure by the beginning of July. If you still have a website using HTTP after this your visitors will see this when using Chrome:
HTTP has been used for many years, but has a major flaw. All data transfered via HTTP can be stolen or manipulated because it’s not secured.
HTTPS is secured and ensures all data transferred is encrypted and protected. We can therefore understand why web browsers now will require the use of HTTPS as standard.
The data is not only protected and encrypted but using HTTPS will give up to 5% increased visibility in search engines and more options for your mobile website. HTTPS also enables the use of HTTP/2 which provides 20-30% faster page load compared to HTTP.
How do I get HTTPS?
In order to get HTTPS your website needs to have an SSL certificate. Choosing the correct SSL certificate can be confusing. We recommend reading “SSL certificate – how to choose the right one”. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you choosing the right SSL certificate for your website.