Beginning on December 31st, 2021 at 12AM Mountain Time, all shared Windows web servers will be changed to only support TLS 1.2+. This means outdated browsers, FTP clients and Operating Systems that do not support TLS 1.2 will no longer be able to visit and browse your website(s) or access FTP.
What browsers are safe?
- Internet Explorer 11
- Edge Legacy as well as Edge Chromium (All Versions)
- Firefox 27 and higher
- Chrome 29 and higher
- Safari 7 and higher
- Opera 16 and higher
For the majority of users, this change will go completely unnoticed and your services will continue on as normal. For those that use older browsers, FTP clients or are still on an OS such as Windows XP or Windows Vista, you unfortunately may have issues.
Keep in mind that older Operating Systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, macOS below 10.9 as well as older versions of iOS and Android may have issues with TLS 1.2 compatibility or have no support for it at all. They were either created before TLS 1.2 was a thing or were built at a time where TLS 1.2 was still in its infancy.
Why is this being done?
For the security of our servers and your website. TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have been insecure for years, while we have not supported SSL 3.0 and lower for many years, it is also now time to retire the older TLS protocols.
If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact our support department, we will be glad to help!