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Website security SSL certs & Https

So you want to set up an on line store and sell your products to what is after all a global market place. Internet security and privacy is a very important issue that effects all the users of the web from the casual browser to the webpage owner.

Web users are becoming increasingly aware of the various security issues associated with the web and they are increasingly looking for the common security features within a website.

The main one of these is the presence of HTTPS on any sensitive part of the website. Normally when you browse to a website, you will see http:// However when you move to a secure area of the website, you will see https://.

Areas that should be protected by HTTPS include anywhere that sensitive and personal data is being transmitted through the website. Payment areas and signup areas are good examples of where an SSL Cert should always be used.

So what exactly does it mean when you see the HTTPS? Basically what it means is that the website owners have decided to install an SSL (secure socket layer) cert onto their website.
An SSL cert uses highly secure encryption methods to scramble the data being passed between the server ( where the website is) and you or your web browser. All of this is handled by your web browser (firefox , google chrome) and the server that the site you are visiting is on.

Having an SSL cert installed provides your visitors with confidence that they are on a legitimate site that isn’t just looking to steal their credit card details or their personal information.

So what if you own the site and want to install an SSL Cert. Well if your site is hosted by us, then all you will need to do is purchase an ssl cert . We will then do all the complicated work behind the scenes and soon afterwards you site will be secured by SSL.

If your site is not hosted with us, you can still purchase an SSL Cert from us, but you will need to have a CSR
generated for you from your host. A CSR is a certificate signing request.

Find out more about SSL certs and the different kinds that are available on SSL Certs