Google have started to ‘name and shame’ unencrypted websites (those that do not have an SSL security certificate). If your website has any kind of text input, it will require an SSL certificate if you want to avoid the following warning being shown in the address bar:
Will your site be affected?
A couple of things to bear in mind:
· Does your site take any text input? This includes contact forms, search bars, login panels, etc.
· Is your website using HTTP:// in the address bar?
If the answer is yes to either of these, you need an SSL certificate to avoid the “Not secure” warning showing in visitors’ browsers. It’s also best practice to force HTTPS on your site to avoid having your visitors access an unencrypted version of it.
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