As many of you may or may not know, beginning July 2018 Google's Chrome web browser will begin displaying sites that do not have valid SSL certificates (non-HTTPS) with a warning of "Not Secure" in the URL.

What does that mean for you?

If your website does not have an SSL certificate installed and/or is still using HTTP rather than HTTPS and your visitors are using Google Chrome, they will see the words "Not Secure" in the URL.

Having your website marked "Not Secure" could very well cost you visitors and even worse: Sales!

What do I do if I my website still using HTTP?

With HostMantis, all ouf our hosting plans include FREE Let's Encrypt SSL certificates that can be installed for your domains in your control panel. Just find the "Let's Encrypt" icon in you control panel (cPanel for Linux plans and Plesk for Windows plans), from there you can install SSL on any valid domain in your account.

I am using WordPress and my original URL uses HTTP. How to I make it use HTTPS?

If you have already installed an SSL certificate, but WordPress is redirecting to HTTP rather than HTTPS, you can install the following plugin that will which will force WordPress to use HTTPS rather than HTTP:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/


As always, if you have any questions, just ask us!

Saturday, June 23, 2018



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