The Internet is becoming more secure by the day with more sites displaying the green padlock in the address bar to bolster consumer confidence with a more secure browsing experience. Google originally stated back in 2016 that all non-secured sites will be marked as "Not Secure" in the address of their Chrome browser. This update is scheduled to roll out July 2018 and is being labeled as the Chrome 68 update.
At Pro Web, we recommend the use of HTTPS and can easily setup and install digital SSL certificates on your host server allowing your customers to see the green padlock while browsing your site.
HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure and is denoted with the green padlock in one's browser. HTTPS encrypts and decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the Web server. The use of HTTPS protects against eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. HTTPS supports the use of digital SSL certificates from the server so that an individual can authenticate the validity of the website they are visiting.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the web standard security technology for establishing an encrypted connection between a web server and a client browser. The secure connection ensures that all data passed between a web server and a browser remains private for the duration of the session.