Today it was announced that Chrome v68, planned to be released in July 2018, will mark all websites as insecure unless served over HTTPS. Currently, only websites with some forms are marked as insecure if served over HTTPS.
It is easier and cheaper than ever to secure a website. Given such a large part of the world population uses Chrome, now is the time to ensure your websites have a valid and trusted SSL certificate. Other browsers are sure to follow suit.
- Why HTTPS Matters by Google
- How to add HTTPS tonyour website in 10 minutes
- Enabling HTTPS on your servers by Google - The early steps they provide are "the hard way," but the guide is very comprehensive beyond just getting an SSL certificate.
- Your web host may offer SSL certificates for sale, or even free and trusted SSL certificates. They should be able to assist or advise you on installation and redirect concerns as well.
- Redirect to HTTPS with .htaccess - A brief guide I've written for anyone with cPanel and/or Apache.
- Let's Encrypt - A source of free, trusted, SSL certificates.
- SSL Server Check By SSLLabs - Given a URL to your website, they can check for any SSL related issues. Keep this tool bookmarked!
Read more on the Chromium blog: