30 Mar

Default browser protocol for Chrome – HTTPS

Chrome is the most popular browser for its simplicity, fast and secure browsing experience. In a recent blog post, We came to learn that chrome will make HTTPS as default protocol for website having SSL enabled. This new feature will be applied with the upcoming version 90. As per blog post, this changes will improve privacy and website loading speed along with security for those website which supports HTTPS.

For example, users usually type example.com or www.example.com and browser takes to http://example.com or http://www.example.com as http:// is set as default protocol. With the latest chrome update, default protocol will be set to https and it will work as https://example.com or https://www.example.com

For sites that doesn’t have SSL certificate installed yet or has some kind of certificate related error, chrome will automatically fall back to http protocol.

TetraHost offers hosting service including SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt SSL and client can install certificate for their domains by login to cPanel >> Lets Encrypt SSL. Following blog post have the instruction on installing SSL: https://www.tetrahostbd.com/blog/ssl-googles-not-secure-warning-and-your-website/

HTTPS protects website users by encrypting traffic sent over the user machine to Web Server. This process provide extra layer of security to users data they submit while browsing website.

Chrome is set to release the update by 13th April, 2021.

We highly recommend our users to enable/install SSL certificate. If you want our assistance with installing/enabling SSL certificate to your website, please submit a support ticket to support [at] tetrahostbd.com with the domain name.

04 Jul

SSL, Google’s ‘Not Secure’ warning and your website

Starting from July, 2018 Chrome Browser will mark a website without SSL certificate or HTTPS as “NOT SECURE“. This means that when potential customers visit a website without the HTTPS in the address bar, they will see that their website is not secure. So what can you do? You can simply install SSL certificate and have your site secured.

We at TetraHost offers free SSL certificate with our hosting service and to install SSL for your website, simply login to your cPanel >> Security >> Let’s Encrypt SSL >> here you will find option to install SSL certificate.

For assistance, please check following article:

Announcement: Free Let’s Encrypt SSL With Hosting

More about the Google Announcement:
https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

If you are having any issue with SSL install or want us to install the certificates for you, please submit a ticket to support [at] tetrahostbd.com

07 Mar

Announcement: Free Let’s Encrypt SSL With Hosting

We’re delighted to announce that Let’s Encrypt certificates are now available at TetraHost.

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open certificate authority (CA) that offers free SSL certificates for the public’s benefit. Just like a paid for SSL certificate, a Let’s Encrypt certificate provides HTTPS protection for your website. You can find it by login into your cPanel and navigating to the Security section or simply by typing Let’s Encrypt in the search field.

What is Let’s Encrypt?

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated and open certificate authority which provides domain-validated security certificates. Run by Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) Let’s Encrypts primary goal is to create a more secure and privacy-respecting web by making https more accessible and user friendly.

Here’s how Let’s Encrypt Certificates work:

  • – It’s free(Absolutely)
  • – Easy installation(Very)
  • – Enables https
  • – Domain validated
  • – Trusted by major browsers
  • – Renews automatically every 90 days

What is https?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), unlike its http counterpart is a communications protocol which provides a secure connection between a site and a visitor’s web browser, meaning any data shared is encrypted and safe from prying eyes.

Why HTTPS is important?

For security and Google.

First and foremost, https makes your website secure for your users. If your website does not use https, data sent between it and your users can potentially be intercepted, monitored or even altered by a 3rd party as it traverses the internet.

Security is a top priority for Google and back in August 2016 they announced https would to be used as a ranking single to encourage webmaster to use encryption. Continuing their mission for a safer web, from this month Google will highlight all sites which collect passwords and credit card data without https encryption as ‘Non-secure’ to visitors. You can learn more about this update here.

How to install Let’s Encrypt SSL?

With Let’s Encrypt you will be able to receive a certificate for your website without filling out any information details and by clicking a single button. Just choose the domain/subdomain you wish to cover with a certificate to and click on the Issue button next to it.

For more information about the Let’s Encrypt project and how it works, visit their official website.

If you are having any issue with SSL install or want us to install the certificates for you, please submit a ticket at support [at] tetrahostbd.com