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website security chrome update
24 July 2018

Prevent the “Not Secure” Website Message

IMPORTANT CHANGES with Google Chrome

In Google Chrome’s 68 release, they will mark any website that isn’t SSL secured with the message “not secure.” I know when I see that “not secure” message, I’m concerned and definitely do not want to brave moving forward. So let’s make sure your visitors feel safe when using your website!

 

website secure chrome update

How do you know if your site is secure or not? 

• If your website shows as https:// — this means IT IS secure. You’ll also see the little padlock and the words “secure” near your URL.
• If your website shows as http:// — this means it is NOT secure.

 

I thought https:// was only needed for websites that sold items online?

Originally, yes. But Chrome wants to encourage that level of safety for all websites. To achieve that, they have taken these steps with the “not secure” statement in its 68 release.

 

When is the 68 release occurring? 

It is slated for this month, July 2018.

 

How do you make your http:// site become an https:// secure site?

There are two options to make this happen:

1. If you are a Juice client hosting with our preferred host provider Ataraxia Web, then with your permission, we can have Ataraxia secure and install the SSL certificate for you. The cost for a two-year SSL certificate is $150. Ataraxia would bill you directly for that, and they would also manage the renewing of the SSL certificate for you when the time comes.

2. If you are hosting with another provider such as GoDaddy, etc., you can contact that provider to see about purchasing your SSL certificate through them and having them do the installation. Some host providers will require you to purchase the SSL certificate on your own and then provide them with the information for the install. Please note that each time you renew your SSL certificate, you’ll need to provide the info to your host provider so it can be updated; without that, you’ll see the “not secure” message again.

If the steps in #2 apply to you and you’d rather make things easier, you can move your hosting to Ataraxia Web. Just click here to begin the process to move your hosting to Ataraxia.

As always, if we can be of help to you, please let us know.

Here’s to safe travels online!