To protect users as they browse the web, Google has recently released an update to their Chrome browser to indicate if the website is secure or unsecured by displaying a new security icon in the address bar. Before this update, Chrome did not label HTTP connections as non-secure just because a website did not have an SSL. The update in January 2017, known as Chrome 56, marks all HTTP pages (those without an SSL) that collect passwords or credit card information as non-secure, as part of Google’s plan to eventually mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.
Over the last few years, a significant portion of web traffic has started to transition over to HTTPS. Google reported that in 2016, over half of desktop pages loaded in their Chrome browser used a secure connection. With their research and the update, Google has planned to provide users of their Chrome browser a more clear and easy way of establishing if the sites they are visiting are secured over time with the first steps taking place with the Chrome 56 update.
If you are looking to make your website secure in the eyes of Google, the only fix is to secure your sites with an SSL. An SSL is a computing protocol that ensures the security of data sent via the Internet by using encryption.
The easiest way for you to install an SSL to your site is to purchase an SSL through our company. Our team will make sure the SSL is installed correctly for you with as little work as possible for you. To purchase the SSL from inside your control panel review the following steps:
1. Log into your http://my.ixwebhosting.com control panel.
2. After you have logged into your server, scroll down the dashboard and click on “Add SSL Certificate” icon located in the right set of icons.
3. After selecting the SSL icon, you are redirected to the SSL ordering page. On the SSL type in your domain name in the top text block. Make sure to leave out “www.”
4. After you have entered a domain name in the text field, click on the “Continue Ordering” icon to proceed with your SSL order.
If you have decided to purchase your SSL from a different provider and need assistance installing it, please review the article SSL Certificate Installation.