HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network. In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, SSL, which stands for Secure Sockets Layer. (source: Wikipedia)
In the past, HTTPS connections were primarily used for payment transactions on websites, emails and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems. Since 2018, HTTPS has been used more often by websites than the original non-secure HTTP, primarily to protect page authenticity on all types of websites, secure accounts, and keep user’s communications, identity, and web browsing private.
According to Google, users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they should be warned when there’s an issue. Having said that, Google will soon start marking all HTTP pages as “not secure” before removing Chrome’s positive security indicators so that the default unmarked state is secure. Chrome will roll this out over time, starting by removing the “Secure” wording and HTTPS scheme in September 2018 (Chrome 69).
Previously, HTTP usage was too high to mark all HTTP pages with a strong red warning, but in October 2018 (Chrome 70), Google will start showing the red “not secure” warning when users enter data on HTTP pages. Feel free to look at the below example.
What should you do to give your website HTTPS?
To give your website an HTTPS status, you will need to install an SSL certificate to your web hosting. You can get a SSL certificate to protect your website and avoid being marked “not secure” by Google Chrome.
When you get our Web Hosting or VPS, you are entitled to a FREE pre-installed SSL certificate. However, if you would like to get an OV and EV SSL Certificates, we would suggest you to upgrade from your pre-installed certificate.
Act now, get an SSL certificate for your website before it’s too late.