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Google’s new age of Secure Internet (SSL) is set to take another giant leap forward. This coming July with the launch of Chrome 68.

For the past several years, Google has been increasingly advocating the use of HTTPS by gradually introducing not secure warnings to more and more HTTP pages. But soon, with the release of Chrome 68 due out on July 1st, 2018, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites that don’t have an SSL Certificate as “Not Secure”.

This presents a big opportunity for you and your business. Many website owners don’t know this change is coming and not only can you help your customers be prepared for this change before July, but you can provide the solution that prevents your customers losing visitor confidence and business when Chrome 68 is released.

Plus there’s never been a better time to start offering SSL certificates – with the fully automated issuance and deployment available in WHMCS 7.2 and later, and the instant activation, it’s never been quicker or easier to begin selling SSL.

Why is this happening?

Google and Mozilla, the two most popular web browsers that together account for over 65% of web traffic, have been working to increase SSL usage for a while now.

Last year they began to make changes that encouraged the use of SSL by marking sites with forms and input fields on pages served via HTTP as Not Secure.

Now, with the release of Chrome 68 in July, Google is stepping things up even more by labelling any website served via HTTP as “Not Secure”.

In addition to increased consumer confidence, HTTPS has many other advantages for website owners. HTTPS is faster, more performant, and more secure than it’s HTTP counterpart, it’s also been proven to help with SEO rankings, and provides the ability to use HTTP/2 for even greater speed improvements.