For most of 2017, HTTPS has been a hot topic in the tech world. In June we posted the nitty gritty details of the secure version of the HTTP protocol. Today we are here to tell you that the HTTPS train continues to gain speed and it’s time to hop on board.
Beginning in October, the Chrome browser will display a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text into a form field on a website using HTTP. This means any website with a simple contact form will be labeled insecure. This is part of Google’s long term plan to communicate the connection security of websites.
As users become more and more aware of these types of notices (most browsers already display a green lock for HTTPS sites) and browsers throw more and more warnings, the benefits of switching to HTTPS begin to easily outweigh the costs. HTTPS is very quickly becoming essential for your website.
How do I migrate my website to HTTPS?
- Obtain an SSL certificate. At Iceberg we offer a shared SSL certificate free to all current hosting customers.
- Update all internal links that link to other pages within your website.
- Put 301 redirects in place as necessary.
- Ensure any embedded content is also using HTTPS.
As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have. Give us a call at 763-350-8762.