What? What happens in July? Google is requiring your website be secure by July. You must install SSL or be marked “not secure” by Google. Yes, this means your website must begin with “HTTPS.”
HTTP is not secure. Anyone can tap into your connection and steal or mess with any data going through the insecure network. HTTPS is secure which means the data being sent is encrypted. HTTPS also protects from cybercriminals and blocks ISPs from installing ads on your website. It also performs better and faster than HTTP.
So, you need to install an SSL certificate and migrate your website to HTTPS. Before you order one though, make sure you find the right certificate for your needs as there is quite a diverse offering and host providers can oftentimes be very confusing in what they’re selling.
Once you have a certificate, you’ll need to migrate to HTTPS by changing the protocol in your URLs to HTTPS, then using 301 redirects.
Either way, the key takeaway is that you have until the end of June to get an SSL certificate and make it work with your website.