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When website visitors visit your site, they may be greeted to warn that the site is insecure if you are not using a padlock. This can happen in several different web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. When web visitors see a green padlock and a Secure message, this is reassuring that any information they share with you will be encrypted through the use of an SSL Certificate. An example of this can be seen when you visit https://hostwinds.com and are greeted by a message in your browser that this site is Secure, and gives you a visual indicator in the Address Bar as shown here:
There can be several causes for the SSL lock not to display in your browser's address bar when visiting your website.
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Written by Hostwinds Team / April 13, 2018