SSL Is No Longer Optional

The #1 question we have recieved from Well Water Design visitors and members alike for the last few weeks has been: “Do I REALLY need to get an SSL certificate for my website before July 1st?”.

The answer is YES!  

Beginning July 1, 2018, web browsers will begin listing all websites without an SSL certificate as Not Secure.

What is happening?
This year, Google, Mozilla, and other internet companies have embarked on a mission to make insecure HTTP a thing of the past. Major browsers such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari and others have already begun actively telling users that HTTP is not secure, and with every update they release, the warnings are becoming more and more prominent. Eventually these companies plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.

Notice from Apple  |  Notice from Google

Why is it happening?
Websites without an SSL certificate are not secure. Your customer’s data has a much higher chance of being compromised via an HTTP website. Therefore, Google and other companies are making these changes to protect consumers; recognizing that online security is absolutely essential. In fact, websites that ignore the need for an SSL will begin being flagged by Google as Not Secure; having their search rankings heavily affected.

What you need to do:
Wether you host your site with Well Water Design or not, you must secure your website with an SSL certificate before July 1, 2018 to avoid Google and major web browsers from flagging your website as Not Secure.  Secure your site today with Well Water Design for as little as $17.95/year.

We’re here to help you!
Not sure which SSL certificate to purchase? Have other questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to make this transition to a safer internet easier for you and for your site visitors.

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