News: HTTPS required by Google Search and Chrome

Google has officially announced that their webbrowser Google Chrome, with over 50% market share, will mark regular http:// connections as insecure starting with their v56 update in January 2017.

All hosting packages come with free compatible https:// certificates which are automatically installed on all compatible websites.
Some website softwares such as WordPress require manual configuration of HTTPS in their admin panel to take full advantage.