I'm hoping to find someone better versed in web stuff to answer my general web/WordPress questions.
I understand that in 2017, Google is going to start cracking down on websites without SSL certification. And that sometime in 2017, Chrome will start issuing warnings against websites without SSL.
I manage some very small, low-traffic sites that don't sell anything from the site and don't have any members. Do they need SSL as well? How about if they sell via Paypal? If they have a MailChimp or Aweber signup box on their site?
I have a nonprofit site with a forum that is a separate WordPress installation on a subdirectory (http://oregonwomenlawyers.org/working-parents). It's a serious web presence, and I expect to get SSL for them. Do they need a multisite or subdomain SSL or will a single-domain SSL work for both WordPress installations?
I'm with Hostgator, and the cheapest SSL I can get for my reseller account is $40 per year, plus installation. I've seen Let's Encrypt, but it doesn’t seem to be available on resller accounts. Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help me with these matters.
P.S.: If this isn't an appropriate question for this forum, could you refer me elsewhere? Thanks