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Secure Servers, PayPal and osCommerce


Draklor

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Currently I'm using PayPal for my online store. PayPal is very limiting though when it comes to shipping (we offer free delivery in the local area). When I found osCommerce it said it was compatable with PayPal.

 

Now for my question.

 

My business doesn't really have the money to pay a yearly $300.00 fee for a secure certificate. Is there a way to still use PayPal to collect credit card information? Or perhaps another solution to the secure server problem that doesn't cost so much?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

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You should not need your own SSL certificate to work with PayPal. The user should select PayPal as the payment method and when they confirm they should be directed to PayPal's site to enter their information.

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence." - A. Einstein

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And you can find a SSL certificate, should you decide to go that route for alot less than $300 per year.

 

Try www.freessl.com

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And you can find a SSL certificate, should you decide to go that route for alot less than $300 per year.

 

Try www.freessl.com

Thanks for the info Chris!

 

The lowest that I knew of was InstantSSL, who is the company that I have been using.

 

Do you have any experience with the certs from FreeSSL as far as browser recognition?

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I got mine from RackShack for like $40 and then it's $49 per year after that. Works great! (I've had it for like 6 months now).

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Do you have any experience with the certs from FreeSSL as far as browser recognition?

 

Yeah, so far, only opera and very old versions of Netscape (4) give us warnings.

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If you have a question about any of my posts here, your best bet is to contact me though either Email or PM in my profile, and I'll be happy to help.

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