In case you aren’t already aware: since about a year or so ago there’s been a huge drive to encourage website owners to encrypt their sites.
One of the main drivers of this, is, of course, Google – with them explicitly stating back in August 2014 that encryption is a now ranking factor (one of many of course).
What’s more, they’ve also now gone a whole step further by announcing that from some point in January this year (so starting anytime now then!), they’ll be displaying an “Insecure” warning in Chrome on any pages displaying credit card or password fields that aren’t encrypted – with the eventual goal of displaying such a warning on ALL non-encrypted pages on all sites!
Now, although encrypting a website was previously a huge pain the butt: requiring webmasters to find, install and pay for costly (and somewhat troublesome –