Why is my website giving a warning that it is not secure?

For a brief moment, your website appears to be in good working order. The next thing you know, it’s showing a alert. “Your connection to this site is not secure”. Perhaps you found it while browsing your own website, or perhaps it was pointed up to you by a worried client. Are they losing customers is usually the first question that arises, followed by how can this be solved? Whatever method you used to learn about it, you’re probably asking yourself, “How do I get rid of it ASAP?”

Why is my website giving a Warning that it is not secure?

When browsed with Google Chrome version 68 and later, any website that is not secured by an SSL certificate and hence utilizes the HTTP protocol instead of the secure HTTPS protocol will display a not secure warning. Google released Chrome 68 on July 24, 2018. A similar notice may appear in other current browsers. But what does this signify for your website, and how can you avoid seeing the not secure Warning?

What does Chrome’s Warning about not being secure actually mean?

Don’t be alarmed if you notice the not secure warning. The mere existence of the alert does not imply that your site has been hacked or infected with a virus. It simply implies you haven’t safeguarded your website with an SSL certificate (read on to understand why your website requires an SSL), which means a third party might see information sent between your website and visitors.

In Reality, this implies that if someone enters sensitive data into an unprotected website, such as payment information or even simply their name and address, there’s a chance it might be accessed and abused by someone else. That’s why Google created the not secure Warning: to let users know whether or not it’s safe to submit sensitive information on a website.

How do I get rid of the “not secure” message?

You must purchase and correctly install an SSL certificate to resolve the google Chrome, not secure Warning. Any data that flows between your website and visitors is encrypted using an SSL certificate, making it impossible for a third party to access it. At this point, you probably don’t need to know anything about SSL certificates.

The not secure notice will go away after your SSL certificate is deployed. You’ll also notice that your website’s prefix changes from HTTP to HTTPS (the “s” stands for secure), and a little padlock appears in the URL bar, showing that your site is safe. However, you must first get an SSL certificate. You’ll be able to choose the correct SSL choice for you among BestKnownHost’s SSL alternatives. You may also get help setting up your SSL by looking through our SSL FAQs or speaking with one of the BestKnownHost Guides. (Of course, you could always switch to BestKnownHost’s  which comes with a free SSL.)

What more should I do to secure my website?

Although an SSL certificate encrypts data transmitted via your website, it does not prevent it from viruses or DDoS assaults. Hacking is a huge problem for organizations of all kinds; according to Hiscox, one UK small business is successfully hacked every 19 seconds, with the average cost of recovery after a cyberattack being £25,700. Consider utilizing a program like HostRooster Website Security to secure your website from hackers. The basic plan protects one site and includes a firewall, a DV SSL certificate, virus scanning, etc

Are there any additional advantages to using an SSL certificate?

You may have heard that installing an SSL certificate may improve your search engine optimization. Although Google has said that HTTPS websites may receive a minor increase in search engine results, you shouldn’t expect your site to rocket to the first position. Installing an SSL certificate to convert your website to HTTPS is not a substitute for excellence and strong SEO. This post will teach you how to improve your SEO rankings.

To sum it up

If you don’t want google’s not secure notice to show on your website, have an SSL certificate installed as soon as possible.

As a result, data passed through your website will be encrypted. But keep in mind that you’ll need to go even further to ensure that your website is safe from hackers.


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