You should always protect all of your websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications.
Here are the five key benefits of using an SSL certificate.
- SSL Protects Data
- SSL Affirms Your Identity
- Better Search Engine Ranking
- SSL Helps You Satisfy PCI/DSS Requirements
- SSL Improves Customer Trust
Google Makes SSL Mandatory in 2018
To give a safer web browsing experience from 2018 onwards, Google has decided to flag the websites which do not have an SSL/TLS Certificate installed on their website. If anyone fails to comply with this rule, all the popular web browsers used around the globe like Google Chrome & Firefox Mozilla will punish them by giving a warning message of ‘Not Secure’ on the URL bar. It could be possible that in near future website may even get blocked to load on the browser. No matter which website you have, from a personal blog to any shopping portal SSL is mandatory and by not following with it may result in loss of visitors which is not something a website owner would like to face.