Website currently HTTP, Google will block after July unless HTTPS?


#1

Hi all,

I am currently using the free plan for my web site (Flight and Train Sim addons). I’ve just read that Google Chrome will mark web sites with HTTP as non-secure (i.e. blocking access). Source = http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-secure-your-website/

Q1) Do I need to do anything to prevent this on my free web site?

https://www.000webhost.com/forum/t/how-to-use-cloudflare-for-ssl/53612

Q2) If I do add the cloudfare SSL, do I need to get my web site visitors to re-bookmark my web site including the HTTPS prefix? Or will the web site address with the prefix HTTP, still work for them?

Many thanks in advanced.


#2

Depends if you are using the 000webhostapp subdomain, or a custom domain :wink:


#3

OK, I’m confused.

According to my account (logged in) …

Domain: fsprojects.netau.net
Type: Free Subdomain
Linked: fsprojects.000webhostapp.com

Does this mean I need to update anything or simply advise on my website to my visitors they need to update their bookmark to the “fsprojects.000webhostapp.com”. My visitors will currently be using the “http://fsprojects.netau.net”.

Thank you for clarification :slight_smile:


#4

Sorry but you cannot add SSL to that subdomain because they have been deprecated


#5

So, I need to simply use the fsprojects.000webhostapp.com domain from now on, including my visitors?

Thanks again.


#6

Yes or you can grab a free domain name from freenom.com


#7

Thank you for your help :slight_smile:

I shall make a news post on the web site to instruct my visitors to update their bookmark (as will I).