Today we implemented an important security upgrade for many of our Drupal Managed Hosting customers.
You are likely already aware of secure web pages, and the importance of looking for the padlock icon in your browser's address bar when making online purchases. What you may not know is that the entire web is moving towards this standard.
With a secure web page, all traffic between the site and your browser is encrypted. This is obviously important for e-commerce, but as the web becomes more sophisticated, it is becoming important for ordinary web pages as well.
All browser vendors have expressed their intention to move away from the regular HTTP protocol in favour of encrypted HTTPS. A full transition will take some time. Google Chrome is taking the first step with version 56, adding a "Not secure" label in the address bar on pages that collect passwords or credit card information, unless the page is served securely.
This is a small change, and likely won't affect you yet, but there's no time like the present! If your site didn't already have an SSL certificate, we have installed one free-of-charge and redirected traffic to the secure version. This ensures that all traffic with your site is secure, and that you are ready for future related changes that browser vendors roll out.
No action is required from you. The security of your site and your users is important to us, and we are happy to be able to provide this service.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.