Hi i've been planning on doing some e-commerce stuff, so I figured now would be a good time to ask some questions about security.
I have a reseller account with a web host that has given me 1 dedicated IP.
I have used this IP for the 10 sites I am currently hosting.
I was wondering whether it would be possible to install an SSL certificate on my main domain without a problem - considering that I will never need to use SSL on any of the other sites I have.
Basically what I am asking is: If only 1 site on that IP will be using SSL, does it matter whether or not the IP is shared or not?
Ok question #2: I noticed Go Daddy's "Standard SSL" certificate is a very low price ($19.99/yr), I was wondering whether this would be adequate to handle credit card processing directly on the site (using direct integration of a credit card processor directly on the page). Will this "Standard SSL" be enough to allow this - or do I need to get one of their more expensive certs?
From what I read, Godaddy cheap SSL certs is for domain security or something like that, you might want to read more on their site. Right now Im suing comodo free 90 days trial. So far, it works just well..as the SSL only for use with 1 domain.
There is plenty of affordable SSL certs each tailored to be suitable with your business size.
For each SSL, you need a dedicated IP. If you want to use 1 SSL cert on many sites using the same IP, you need a wildcard SSL cert (shared SSL cert).
Almost all certs have the same encryption strength (128bit/256bit). You can even generate an SSL cert for free for your site.
However, the price you are paying is not for the securing of data, but you are paying for the authentication side of things. The higher priced the SSL certificate, the more authentication is involved. Authentication is crucial to consumer confidence.
That said, in all honesty, if your customers are not tech savvy, then any basic root SSL cert will work fine and do the same job. Be it the godaddy cert or another cheap cert from another company.
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