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Not sure what we need. Looking at SSL certs and this will apparently instill confidence into the customer, particularly if they are filling out sensative information. I was amazed at the variation in prices.

 

Do we need a merchant account if we use something like Worldpay or such?

 

Do we need secure hosting? What's the difference between a SSL cert and secure hosting?

 

Initially we will accept cheques until we have tried and tested Paypal. We have an account set up.

 

Any advice and input on this would be great.

 

TIA

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I have just been having a mooch around the Internet and I have a question about the whole SSL issue.

 

If we buy OUR OWN certificate and install it on our server, does that make it secure space?

 

Forgive the question if it seems a little naive, as this is all new to us.

 

TIA

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oops, sorry John forgot about your post

 

Basically you need 2 things

An SSL certificate and a payment processor, such as Worldpay, Paypal, etc.

In fact, you could use both of those, so your customers have a choice

 

Not sure what we need.  Looking at SSL certs and this will apparently instill confidence into the customer, particularly if they are filling out sensative information.  I was amazed at the variation in prices.

Yes, confidence is correct.

And, yes varying pricing. The free ones are probably the shared ones offered by a hosting company.

Try to stick with a well-known company. Verisign, Geotrust. I use InstantSSL

 

 

Do we need a merchant account if we use something like Worldpay or such?
Worldpay is a merchant, wo you're good to go if you choose them
Do we need secure hosting?  What's the difference between a SSL cert and secure hosting?
It's the same thing
If we buy OUR OWN certificate and install it on our server, does that make it secure space?

Buying is definitely better than using a shared SSL and yes it will be secure.

You will have to check with your host, because an SSL requires a dedicated Ip address.

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oops, sorry John forgot about your post

 

Basically you need 2 things

An SSL certificate and a payment processor, such as Worldpay, Paypal, etc.

In fact, you could use both of those, so your customers have a choice

Yes, confidence is correct.

And, yes varying pricing.  The free ones are probably the shared ones offered by a hosting company.

Try to stick with a well-known company.  Verisign, Geotrust.  I use InstantSSL

  Worldpay is a merchant, wo you're good to go if you choose them

It's the same thing

 

Buying is definitely better than using a shared SSL and yes it will be secure.

You will have to check with your host, because an SSL requires a dedicated Ip address.

Thanks Colin. It now gives me something to think about.

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