Make no doubt about it, 2017 is the year for increased security on the web. Enter: SSL – Secure Socekt Layer – the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser, meaning all data passed between the two remain private.
HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP. Confused yet? Here’s a visual:
So, just a quick backstory on HTTPS & SSL:
- In 2014, Google made a call for HTTPS to be used by every website on the internet. Understanding the importance of internet security, KartHost™ updated all our pages to HTTPS that same year.
- Then in September of this year, Google announced it will start labeling websites that do not have an SSL certificate as “not secure” taking it’s initiative to the next level.
- Now, on it’s heels, WordPress is also encouraging sites to be HTTPS by default across the web. Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the open source WordPress project recently announced, WordPress “will only promote hosting partners that provide a SSL certificate by default in their accounts.”
- KartHost™ again is ahead of the game – we offer free SSL certificates, which come standard with all our hosting packages.
Ready to get your site updated to HTTPS? KartHost™ is here to make the transition as simple as possible. We have full instructions for you at the KartHost™ Knowledgebase, along with a tutorial, complete with video: Generating a Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on KartHost cPanel
Need more help? Contact us today and secure your visitors with a secure connection to you site!