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.
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.
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.