When maintaining a website it is virtually inevitable that at some point you may need to change your hosting provider.
There are lots of reasons why this may be the case – cost, space, server performance and support for example. I recently went through this experience myself as I missed the ability to make remote connections to my database. A feature I had gotten familiar with on a previous package.
There are changes ahead for WordPress users as the platform evolves to promote aspects of security including moving towards SSL.
WordPress plan to only promote hosting partners that provide an SSL certificate to their accounts by default. This will happen in early 2017.
Later WordPress will consider making features available only enabled if SSL is present. Such features would be those that would benefit from SSL encryption and like API authentication.
Any savvy web shopper will know to look out for the encryption symbol when buying on the web. It’s the little padlock that signals that a website is safe to use. Using SSL/TLS Protocol encryption means that no ‘man in the middle attacks’ can steal sensitive information like your credit card details.
You can secure your website too. The process is easier than it has ever been before, has lower costs to implement and can often even be free. Web sites secured with SSL will need to have installed an SSL certificate.