Migrate to https?????

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Google sent a message saying there will be an error displaying soon for any form on a page that doesn't use https. Within my homestead based site I don't believe I control whether my site uses http or https, do I? If I do, I can't find how to change/update this within the management tools I have. If I don't control this on my homestead site, how will it be fixed? I'm freaking out because all of my pages have a form and according to the google warning, visitors are soon going to get an error message any time someone sends me something in my form from any page. Help please!!!!
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Drew, I think it is very much NOT ok that Homestead is taking the position that this is a concern over how sites will rank and it will not have much of an effect, for now.  1) ANY ranking effect caused by your web builder platform is not ok.  We use your platform because we want to rank and can control how we rank in other areas through our marketing policies and practices. Now, simply because we are using your web builder we will be hurt.  Small hurt now, maybe, perhaps bigger down the road.  Why would we have to wait one bit to not have to be worried about our ranking being harmed IN ANY WAY as a result of using your company's services.  2) Homestead clearly felt this issue was important enough to update their own webpage to HTTPS. So, Homestead's marketing will not be affected by this change as Homestead has protected themselves.  But, Homestead doesn't feel it is important to protect the customers who rely on them at least as much as they protect themselves.  Shame on Homestead!  3) It is not Ok at all to say that the only effect for now will be a "small label in the address bar that will appear only if they fill out a form field on your page."  I run a website for a law firm.  So, now, anyone who sends info through my law firm on the form field I have on EVERY PAGE of my site will see an error message saying my site is not secure. How can anyone at Homestead think this is ok?  Ranking effect or no ranking effect, does it really matter?  Who would ever send information to a law firm that has an unsecured site????  This is NOT ok.  This will directly affect my business credibility and there is nothing I can do to fix this because Homestead assesses this issue as a minor ranking factor? No, not ok!
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Drew....Can you please update as to what the status is of Homestead offering their customers SSL options.  You said you continue to monitor this and you are passing on the comments.  
I just saw in another thread that someone has been in contact with Homestead for over a year about this same issue!
Please give an honest answer...one can "assume" that if people have been requesting this option for over a year and Homestead hasn't changed their stance regarding offering customer secure websites that it isn't going to change anytime soon?
I need to make a decision quickly as to if I am going to put my website elsewhere.  I can't for the life of me though figure out why Homestead would not want to stay competitive w/the competition and offer this option to their customers?
Please give us all an update so that we can make informed decisions about our business websites.

Thank you!

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