Google Chrome now require HTTPS for your website.
Here’s what you need to do. With the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “Not secure”. This is all part of the Google initiative to make the Web a safer place to visit. That’s the last thing you want your website visitors to see. If a person see’s your website as NOT SECURE, they are most likely to think there is a virus or other website hacking issue on your website.
With HTTPS your website address will show the word ‘Secure’ with a small ‘lock’ icon to indicate your website is safe and secure.
Here are the steps to take if you do not have HTTPS otherwise known as SSL.
#1. Call your website hosting company or webmaster to see if you have an SSL or security certificate.
#2. If you do not have a SSL certificate then purchase one through your hosting company. If you do have a certificate then ask your webmaster or hosting company to install one on your website hosting server.
#3. Get your webmaster to setup your web pages, files, images, links and coding to display as HTTPS. There you go. Now you are ready to accept online customers, clients and visitors; instead of scaring them away!