Want some extra security for your website, for free?
We are very happy to announce we have implemented free SSL certificates for all websites hosted with us!
You don't have to log in to apply the cert, we already did that for you. Just access your website with https and you'll see your secure website. Only want to use the https version of your website? Login and change the settings, we can't do that for you automatically, or for free due to the time involved but we would be happy to help.
You can easily solve this problem before it happens to your website!
Recently I received an email from Google you should know about. It will effect your website.
The subject of the email was:
Nonsecure Collection of Passwords will trigger warnings in Chrome 56
Along with a lot of technical info the email also included this warning:
"The new warning is the first stage of a long-term plan to mark all pages served over the non-encrypted HTTP protocol as 'Not Secure'."
> So how does this effect you?
What Google is saying is that eventually they will mark all websites that are not using SSL. This will discourage viewers from coming to your website and may effect your Google ranking. Currently when someone searches Google for your website they see a list. In the future, next to your website will be a note that says something like "This website is not secure".
That will probably look similar to this:
... but you still need to do yours.
Spend a little time, or a little money protecting your website investment.
Recently we were doing server upgrades for websites on Pritchard Hosting and found many websites that don't have the latest security patch.
If you are not on our monthly Preserve & Protect plan, you should be.
But if you prefer to do all the updates yourself let me tell you what a really good hacker can do.
A smart and effective hacker can hack an insecure website and create an admin account (which has already happened to some of your websites). Then the hacker can create a back door into your website and do no damage to your site. Then the hacker will sell access to your website to a email spammer or a link farmer. They would embed hidden links on your website and/or use your email address to send out spam emails. They could get away with it for years.
By the time you figured out your website was hacked you would have no clean backups because it would go on for a long time. Unfortunately for you, that would mean you would have to build an entirely new website.
So please, please, please login and update your websites. You'll be glad you did : )