Paypal have recently announced changes to their security and the way its Instant Payment Notification (IPN) works. As of 30th September 2016 they will only accept HTTPS for postbacks.
In short this means that websites that send information to Paypal must have a SSL certificate installed. This is the thing that changes a web address from ‘http://…’ to ‘https://…’.
If you run an ecommerce website these are the key things you should be aware of:
1. If you already have an SSL certificate, you don’t need to worry
2. If you already use Paypal on your website you will need to purchase a SSL certificate from your host and get it installed and configured by 30th September
3. You will need to secure at least the payments page with the SSL certificate
If you don’t do this your PayPal payments processing will stop working
If you want to know more about the PayPal announcements then take a look here.
If we arrange your website hosting and this change affects you, we will be in touch to make arrangements for the update.
Otherwise, if you want to know how to get a SSL certificate for your site you need to contact your web hosts.