In a previous post, we already explained why it is crucial to secure your website with an HTTPS certificate. This certificate ensures that your connection is encrypted and nobody can infiltrate the communication between your server and the visitor of your site. But even with a valid HTTPS certificate, the security of your connection can still get compromised if you have mixed content on your website.
Mixed content is when your website is loading over a secure HTTPS connection, while also pulling resources from an unsecured source (like images, audio files or videos over an HTTP connection). You are mixing up HTTPS and HTTP, hence the name: mixed content. Mixed content punches holes into the security provided by the HTTPS certificate.
Most browsers notify users of mixed content through a warning. They will not show the trusted lock indicating the connection is secure. Often, browsers will not load content that they consider insecure. You end up with broken images or worse. And if the mixed content occurs on small subpages, they can remain unnoticed for a long time.
There are some mixed content checkers out there. The problem is that these tools and plugins only check your website once when you initiate the test. They will give you a snapshot of your website's current state, but they will not continue to watch it afterwards. If you want to prevent mixed content at all times, an automated mixed content monitor is crucial. And that is exactly what we added to Semonto. As a user of Semonto, this new feature is available to you automatically.
For every URL you monitor in Semonto, you can now also activate mixed content monitoring. If Semonto finds any mixed content on your website, you receive a notification, so you can fix the issue before it becomes a security or reputation problem.
Mixed content monitoring is available on every plan. You will see three monitor types for every URL in the dashboard: uptime, broken links and mixed content. You can activate or deactivate them with the toggle switch whenever you want. There is no additional charge for using these new monitoring options, but you do need a Semonto account. Create one here
If you need help setting up your mixed content monitor, feel free to reach out. We are here to help!