New Drive on SSL from Google

Since the beginning of October 2017, Google has increased pressure on website owners to adopt the secure https: web protocol with the latest updates to the Chrome browser.

Over the last couple of years, Google have been pushing the use of SSL to improve web security by favouring sites in search results that use SSL (https:) connections instead of the common non-secure http: connection.

The new Chrome update takes this a step further by warning any page containing a form (a contact form or any other type of interaction that requires user input) as insecure if the form is not sent over an https secure connection.

With many hosts now providing free or low cost SSL certificates, now is really the time to make the switch. Our hosting provider, Siteground, provides the free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on all hosting packages. This can be activated via your cPanel, but if you are not sure how to do this, or have difficulty in resolving any 'mixed content' issues, please talk to us about implementing it for you.

There is no good reason not to use SSL, and many very good reasons why you should!