Google announced today that in another 2 months (Oct 2017), Google Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users browse an HTTP page. If your website serve e-commerce purposes, we believe this will greatly reduce sales conversion on your website if you don’t switch to HTTPS by then.
Refer below the print-screen of the notification we got from Google this morning. More about the announcement can also be found here.
This move by Google is one step forward to protect internet users from fraud and hackers.
Example of “NOT SECURE” Website
Example of “SECURE” Website
Google Illustration of SECURE vs NOT SECURE
How to Remove “NOT SECURE” from My Website?
To remove the “NOT SECURE” label, your website needs to be serve using HTTPS protocol. To serve your content via HTTPS, a digital certificate (SSL) is needed. The SSL certificate can be purchase from some of the links below
- SSLS.com (We recommend EssentialSSL Wildcard, USD 95 / year or if you want a cheaper option, you may go for InstantSSL, USD 28 / year)
You would need to install the SSL certificate after you made the purchase. Steps required involved generating the keys and then install the cert on your server (get help from your programmer / IT guy).
Good News for Softinn Merchants
If you sign up to use Softinn Advanced Plan and are using our website services, your website is already HTTPS and SSL ready. Free-of-charge.