Back in late September 2017, we briefed you on why you should consider moving your website from HTTP to HTTPS. Google Chrome were going to start showing “not secure” warnings on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode and when users began to enter text on a form on an HTTP page (in normal mode).
It seems that Chrome are now encouraging all owners of HTTP websites to install SSL certificates because as of July 2018, “not secure” message will start to appear on all HTTP sites.
Reasons to Install SSL Certificates
There are obviously a number of security reasons to add an SSL certificate to your site but Google have hinted that it may also help your ranking. Moz’s survey backs this theory up.
It also provides reassurance to your website visitors that you take business seriously. If you have a SSL certificate installed, you will look after any data gathered by your website.
If you use unencrypted wifi (public wifi) then visiting HTTPS sites will keep your data safer than using a site that doesn’t have a SSL certificate installed.
The one reason that might put you off installing a SSL certificate is the cost.
How much do SSL Certificates cost?
If you have a WordPress website then you can get install one of the many SSL/HTTPS plugins out there. FormGet have reviewed the plugins so it should make it fairly easy to pick one suitable for your website.
Installing SSL Certificates
If you are not comfortable installing the SSL Certificate yourself then you can call us today on 020 3318 3011 at North London IT Support. We can install the SSL certificate on your website and also advise you on anything else you can do to keep your website secure.