By now your website should have a certificate and display in a browser as https (showing it as secure) rather than as http (showing it as non-secure). From this month, Chrome will notify visitors to a non https site, or one which is https but does not have a correctly installed and trusted certificate, that they are visiting a website which is not secure. Anyone browsing the internet and coming across a non-secure website, will quickly browse away. If your business displays a non secure notice, then this will greatly affect the trust people place in your site and your business.
In addition, from next month (October), browsers will distrust certificates issued by Symantec. Affected authorities include Thawte, Geotrust, and RapidSSL which used Symantec as a central authority. Symantec was found to be issuing certificates in a manner which went against guidelines. This led to them being removed as an authority for issuing certificates. Website owners were given some leeway to switch to another certificate. However, from October these certificates will show as untrusted. An untrusted certificate will cause a security error on the affected website in any browser.
You can be reassured that if your website is hosted with us then your certificate is secure and trusted, but please contact us if you are unsure.