What is HTTPS and why do you need to secure your website
There are so many technical terms and buzzwords that it can be hard to keep up with what’s what.
However, there is one thing all website owners should know. Your website should be HTTPS, not HTTP any longer.
“You should always protect all of your websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications. Aside from providing critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information, HTTPS is a requirement for many new browser features, particularly those required for progressive web apps.” – Google
IS YOUR WEBSITE SECURE? HOW TO CHECK:
This is what a secure website looks like in Chrome, it says secure and has a green padlock:
If you’re on an iPhone, you’ll see a black padlock. A lot of other browsers will show a grey padlock or something similar.
In the Google search result pages, you can also tell if a website is HTTPS before you even click on the result. Those which are secure will show https:// and those which aren’t, won’t show a protocol.
Plus there’s the option of using online tools like this SSL Checker which will also help you diagnose any issues with your SSL certificate.