To receive money on the Internet, you need an SSL Certificate (Secure Socket Layer). This can be:

  • Shared SSL certificate
  • Certificate in your name
  • Third party credit card processing company like PayPal, eWay or your bank gateway

Internet users should refuse to provide personal information or conduct transactions on unsecured sites.

To see if you are in a secure session on a website check that the address starts with https:// and that a padlock icon is displayed by your browser. You can click this padlock to see details of the SSL certificate.

SSL protects all communications with your customers, so you can take credit card orders, protect sensitive personal information, and ensure that hackers cannot detect passwords.

Platypus Hosting provides SSL FREE to web hosting clients.