25 Jun Upcoming changes to SSL in Chrome
Before we cover the changes to SSL in Chrome web browser, let us first cover the importance of SSL and why your site should (already) have it.
When you send any information on the internet it goes from computer to computer which is then reaching the destination server. Any computer in between the server and you will be able to see highly sensitive information such as credit card details, usernames and passwords. This is tackled by the encryption which comes with an SSL certificate. It protects the channel between your browser and the website you are visiting, making sure that no one can intercept the information, inject malware or spy on what you are doing.
If you are selling goods online it’s extremely important to have an SSL certificate which will protect you and your client by protecting the above-mentioned data.
Not having an SSL certificate will affect your SEO as Google have been down-ranking the websites without it, since 2015. Study has shown that over 80% of users would abandon a purchase if data is sent over an insecure connection, which directly impacts the sales.
Having SSL certificate provides better rankings means more traction to your site — more visitors and increase in sales. Protecting all data coming to and from the site.
Starting 1st of July Chrome browser will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ which will also result in browser warning the users in the address bar of the insecure site.
This would be the time to acquire SSL for your site or make the swap before the change with Chrome 68 goes live. At srapsware we have been using WHMCS platform for a fair few years and can guarantee smooth transition whether you are obtaining an SSL for the first time or switching over. What our service covers is fully automated issuance, deployment and activation of an SSL certificate. If you have any questions that require straight up answers without faff and sales pitch, get in touch through our contact page: https://www.srapsware.com/contact.html
if still you don’t have SSL then please buy it from our web hosting website: https://www.ruralserver.com/more-products/ssl-certificates/
Certificates issued by Thawte, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL which rely on Symantec will be also hit by Google. If you are unsure about your certificate, check your cert’s root certificate authority to see if it’s Symantec or not.