MarketGrabber SSL Certificates - Generation/Installation/Configuration
An SSL certificate installed on your website ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers is private and secure. This provides an extra level of security for your customer's data including passwords, usernames, and credit card information entered through your website.
If you will be using an integrated payment gateway, your site will require an SSL certificate. This is required by all financial institutions that provide credit card processing. You can purchase your own certificate if using your own hosting or we will handle this for you if hosting is with us.
If you provide your own hosting, contact your hosting provider about acquiring an SSL certificate.
An SSL certificate provides two important features on your website:
- Encryption - it encrypts all data sent to and from your customers so that their credit card information is protected during transmission.
- Identification - because SSL certificates are only issued after an identity verification process, it assures customers that they know who they are doing business with.
If you will be taking payments through Paypal Standard (visitors leave your site and make payment on Paypal's website) an SSL certificate is not required but recommended.