Beginning in July, Google Chrome will start marking all http websites as “Not Secure”. So if your website url starts with http:// then your website visitors will see a “Not Secure” notice like this:
Don’t want your website to show as “Not Secure”? All you need to do is install an SSL certificate and switch your website to use https by default on all pages. Once you do that, your website won’t show the alert–instead your visitors will see this:
Much better, right!? Here’s how to make the switch:
Step 1: Install an SSL certificate.
If you don’t already have an SSL certificate installed on your website, you’ll need to get one. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get an SSL certificate with strong encryption — in fact, you can get a basic certificate from Mobilise Solutions for less than $10/year. If you want an EV certificate to activate the green address bar on your website, you can get an EV SSL for as little as $80.56/year. we can purchase this for you and install it to make your site secure and be marked as secure by googles chrome browser. giving the people that visit your site a sense of security while browsing your site.
Step 2: Migrate your website URLs to HTTPs.
There are a few steps you’ll want to take to make sure that search engines and readers only see the https version of your website:
2. Update your CMS settings to set https as the default url for your website.
3. Add 301 redirects to redirect each http page to the same page on https.
4. Add your https site to Google Search Console. (Click here for our step-by-step SEO guide for switching your site from http to https.)
Optional: Set up HSTS.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) adds an additional layer of protection to ensure that your website always uses https. It’s not required, but it does offer some nice perks. For more details, talk to us to find out whether this is appropriate for your site.
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Contact us on 02 8011 3326 to get your website up to date and install your SSL certificate so that your site is SSL compliant.