HTTP is the past; HTTPS is the future
If you notice your website is showing a "Not Secure" mark on the Chrome browser, that's because Chrome has push out the requirements of all websites to be HTTPS compliant with the latest Chrome v68, effectively 24th July 2018.
The web browsers want the entire internet encrypted immediately. And they're using a number of initiatives to accomplish that. Back in February of 2016, when this push began, just 3% of the internet was encrypted (per a Netcraft report).
The browser community is not messing around when it comes to its push for universal encryption. Though the browsers originally started by incentivizing HTTPS, today they are actively penalizing websites that are still served via HTTP.
Early in 2017 Google began warning users when websites had insecure login fields. Then in October, the warning expanded to any insecure text field. In July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP webpages as not secure. Later in 2018, Google plans to make the Not Secure warnings more forceful, as they push for all websites to switch to HTTPS.
Today, Google measures encrypted traffic at around 80%. That's serious progress, but still a long way from complete encryption.
Why is your website showing the "Not Secure" warning message?
One simple reason - your website does not have any SSL certificate installed before the dateline of 24th July 2018.
HTTPS SSL certificate is not enabled by default by most of the hosting companies for your default subscription. While some may offer it as FREE, most of the time you will still need to pay for it depending on the type of SSL Certificate needed for your website. If you are a webmaster or sysadmin managing the website by your own at any cloud hosting, you probably would need to get your own SSL as well.
The most aggressive step to encourage all sites to encrypt is actively warning visitors when they visit a web page that doesn't have SSL/TLS configured. The goal of this initiative is to clearly display to users that HTTP provides no data security whatsoever. If you don't hurry up and add SSL, Google is going to interrupt your customers just to tell them you're not secure.
HTTPS helps boost your website SEO ranking
Google actively ranks websites with encryption higher than websites without it. Back in late 2014, Google announced SSL would be a ranking signal and the power of that signal has only grown since then. This is just one of the benefits of SSL.
Think about it. Search engines want to send their users to the best possible result. So if one result is more secure than another, it's going to rank higher. Encrypting your communication is just good security hygiene.
With the latest changes, Google will stop listing your website on their search engine result if you website does not have a SSL certificate installed.
HTTP/2 traffic only support if it's HTTPS enabled.
HTTP/2, the first major revision of the HTTP protocol since 1997 has recently been ratified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Currently, HTTP/2 represents about 28% of global traffic and will continue to rise exponentially. We're talking better speed, better performance. It's like going from a propeller to a jet engine. But, browsers will only be serving HTTP/2 over sites with SSL. This is yet another sign that the future of the internet is fully-encrypted.
Chrome makes features only accessible via HTTPS
Google Chrome is also only deploying certain popular and powerful features to sites with SSL/TLS. One of these features is Geolocation. With version 50 and beyond, Chrome will no longer support obtaining a user's location on HTTP sites. Another popular feature is device motion & orientation, so if you want your site to respond accordingly, you must install an SSL certificate.
HTTPS SSL protect your visitor's sensitive data
Without HTTPS, any information transmitted between your client browser and your web server is on the actual plain text. Imagine if user is filling up a form or credit card information on your website, this information is parse to your web server as exactly. This allow information easily to be sniffed. By enabling SSL support for your website, this piece of information will become a jumble of codes which is hard to be read by the malicious users. This is how the messaging service like WhatsApp and Apple iMessage support on the encryption on each of the message you sent and receive.
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* SSL certificates must be installed on your web server. Therefore, an end-to-end SSL installation support should be performed by your hosting provider. Please contact their support for assistance with CSR generation and SSL installation.
** Selected orders can be flagged for an additional "Brand Validation" procedure by Certificate Authority. This is a necessary security measure. If the order is flagged for "Brand Validation", SSL issuance can be delayed for a time period deemed necessary by the Certificate Authority.
*** To make the certificate issuance process faster, you need to ensure that you have correct contact information on WHOIS for your domain. You also need to have a dedicated IP address (can be ordered at your web host), and a CSR generated on your web server for your domain name.