Originally Posted by Licensecart
Not really they've been pushing for SSL for ages, people have had to force SSL before to keep their page rating, but it didn't effect many and there's Lets Encrypt and SNI nowadays there's no excuses.
But it will be nice to see if forced as a lot of people don't force you to use Https unless you do it manually.
SNI only allows you to place an SSL on your domain without the need of a dedicated IP, but it is still recommended to get a dedicated IP as issues still arise around SNI.
we have a wildcard SSL, so that all our servers run under SSL hostnames, sometimes you goto a website on the server that has its own SSL, but the browsers will try and read the SSL for the hostname, so you get the SSL warning notice