W.E.B.S Ltd
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Phoenix Aromas
Phoenix Aromas
16:23 12 May 22
Knowledgable team who created a custom theme for our WordPress website and built a custom product database for us to manage technical products. Easy to work with and efficient in their workflow. Would recommend.read more
Gary Hughes
Gary Hughes
15:21 21 Dec 21
Our company have used W.E.B.S Ltd for many years and found the quality of the work to be very good, we have recently had them develop an app for our engineering department and they have walked us through the app very professinally and been extremely responsive when we have required changes.read more
Star Eastern
Star Eastern
10:44 28 Mar 20
I have worked with Justin for long period.To work with him is very easy and he always provide you the GREAT services.Recommend him A+++++++++++++read more
Elliott Callahan
Elliott Callahan
15:02 27 Sep 19
Excellent service from a very knowledgeable provider. WEBS has helped me immensely with my business website, social media presence as well as a whole host of other areas. Could not recommend anyone else for your business. Always there to answer any issues you may have and is super helpful in advising you on the best methods to boost your business’ online appearance. 5 Stars!read more
Pete Brown
Pete Brown
09:17 14 Jun 19
I have had my current website for a number of years thinking it was okay but when Justin designed me a new one I couldn’t believe the difference.It is very unique and i have had lots of feedback from friends and customers as to the positive change.He is patient, adaptive to change and very skilled in his profession.I believe my business will benefit solely from this change in Website.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.read more
Bill McElhinney
Bill McElhinney
15:13 20 Feb 19
Excellent service from WEBS. They built two websites for me in WordPress and ran a successful SEO campaign over a 12 month period. Justin is very tech savvy and manages all my domains, web hosting and DNS, plus I recently moved onto the G-Suite platform for business email. Overall, I would recommend this company as being efficient, reasonably priced and highly competent.read more
Hazel Bate
Hazel Bate
13:14 21 Dec 18
The website Justin wrote for me looks really impressive and I’m getting great positive feedback from others looking at it. I’m sure it will help my business with moving forward. Justin was very quick at doing any work requested, even when he had other commitments, with patient professionalism and efficiency. I thought his development costs were very fair too. His support of my old website was always reliable and good advice given. Thank you Justinread more
Roger Ellis
Roger Ellis
11:40 27 Sep 18
I have worked with Justin and WEBS Limited for more years than I care to remember. He designs all of my websites and is my top “guru” when any internet related issues arrive. I have found him thoroughly professional, incredibly knowledgeable, easy to work with – and his rates are very competitive. 100% recommended. The best in the game in my view.read more
Louise Lee
Louise Lee
10:25 21 Sep 18
In May 2016 I was not a client of WEBS but that didn’t prevent Justin from leaping into action with no notice at all. My website had been hacked and in no time at all Justin had created a temporary solution and gave sound, sensible advice as to how to deal with the hack. For me it was an anxiety ridden morning, for Justin, it’s just what he does, with ease, grace and expertise.Roll forward a few years and Justin is still expertly doing his stuff and whenever I make ridiculous requests, he suggests the correct solution. Justin is always working to make my site better, to encourage more visitors and he suggests practical ways to achieve this. He spent a lot of time helping and researching my SEO and suggesting blogs I could write. Justin gives me frequent updates on the website’s performance and is always at the end of a phone if I want to discuss anything. For all things webby, Justin is my trusted advisor and I always recommend him where possible.If ever you’ve worked with a web designer or SEO expert and you feel either bamboozled or as if it’s all smoke and mirrors, go to Justin because he expertly guides you through every part of the process and gives practical support and advice.read more
Lee Paul Heron
Lee Paul Heron
20:12 07 Sep 18
I’ve been a customer of W.E.B.S Ltd for over ten years now, and I have no intention of moving elsewhere. They have hosted multiple business websites, personal websites and email services for me over the years, with almost no issues, and better than 99.9% uptime. Excellent quality, fast, reliable servers, and quick expert support on hand whenever needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Justin and the team. Thank you all, and best wishes for another ten years.read more
Darrin Bonfield
Darrin Bonfield
09:10 07 Sep 18
Justin at WEBS I have personally known for several years of which I then gave the task to build and design my Martial Arts website. This has turned out to be a viable asset to my business and has been built and maintained to a very high and professional standard.I can’t recommend Justin highly enough as his knowledge for web design, technical support and fault diagnosis is 2nd to none. If your looking at investment for your business with total confidence give Justin a call you won’t regret it!!DarrinNTKD Schools.read more
Patrick Marston
Patrick Marston
07:35 07 Sep 18
I’ve always found W.E.B.S Ltd to be highly skilled website designers, developers and marketing specialists that are incredibly helpful with any technical issues I’ve had, replying speedily with a solution. W.E.B.S Ltd also communicate relatively complex tasks into easy-to-understand terms that allows you to maintain your own website too, which is very useful. I can’t recommend these guys enough.read more
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Have you spotted the Google Chrome Insecure Warning on your website? Unless you have a SSL Certificate and serve your web pages in HTTPS / Secure Mode, Google will tell your site visitors, that your site is Insecure. That’s bad news …

Google has told us for a long time, it prefers secure websites in it’s search rankings and planned to make it mandatory. Google has now made this official. Websites accessed via the popular Chrome Browser will now display the ‘Insecure’ icon on all sites without SSL.

If you don’t know how to deal with this, read on. If you need help, ask your web developers or get in touch with us so we can explain.

Would you shop on a website that says it is insecure?

If a website is asking me to fill in a form, make a payment or login, it would be a risk to do so on any website which fails to provide security via HTTPS pages. The chances of my data being intercepted are slim BUT it’s possible, and now, Google Chrome highlights this issue by making sites display as Insecure to make users aware of the risk.

What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

The idea of HTTPS is to encrypt the connection between the browser and the server using an SSL Certificate. Any data inputted to the screen (form filling, checkout data etc) is encrypted to avoid hackers being able to see that data. HTTP is a plain text protocol which makes it easier for a hacker to intercept and read data.

HTTP standards for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and is Non-Secure

HTTPS stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure and is Secure

Why should i make this change to HTTPS?

For some time now, it’s been widely recognised that serving webpages via HTTPS gives a slight SEO boost. This is something WEBS4SEO do as standard for all their SEO customers.

All website owners should move to HTTPS to build trust.

Like i said above, would you really shop on a website which told you in the browser, that it is insecure? It will not inspire confidence and that is detrimental to the success of your site.

Google Chrome Insecure Warning

Look at the following screen shots from Insecure and Secure websites.

Insecure Mode: Website running in HTTP with NO SSL

Google Chrome Insecure Warning
Google Chrome Insecure Warning shown in browsers URL bar

Secure Mode: Website running in HTTPS with SSL Certificate

Google Chrome Secure Mode
Google Chrome Browser shows green HTTPS mode and Secure Padlock

Purchasing SSL Certificates

It isn’t expensive and it’s easy to do. The cost depends on the level of certificate, but for most non E-Commerce websites, basic SSL Certificates are ample. You can click here for costs on our hosting site, if you need one.

Activating HTTPS Secure Web Pages

The process of doing this will depend on the type of website you operate.

WordPress

  1. Adjust the settings of the site to be https:// for both entries in General / Settings
  2. Install Velvet URL plugin and change URL’s from http:// to https:// (replace using the actual full domain name e.g https://www.webs.limited/ replacing https://www.webs.limited)
  3. If you are using a CDN, flush the cache and check the site

Joomla

You can do this manually in the config file, or login to the administrator area and:

  1. Click on System / Global Configuration / Server
  2. Tick the box ‘Force HTTPS’ on Entire Site
  3. Check website is working properly for you

Other Websites

Search on Google, ask your developer or the provider of your website platform how to enable HTTPS for your website. If you get stuck, get in touch, as we can surely help you sort this.

Securing the Internet

In 2011, Google introduced HTTPS by default on its popular Gmail service.

Yahoo moved all its users’ data to secure servers in March 2014, and Facebook committed to secure browsing by default since July 2013.

The move of larger tech companies to encourage encryption, comes after leaks from Edward Snowden. He alleged that the National Security Agency (NSA) and GCHQ used various technologies to spy on citizens, which prompted a global debate on cyber-security and privacy.

If you need help configuring SSL for your website, ordering SSL certificates or general advise with SEO for your site, call us on 0800 756 9975 for professional and friendly advise.

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