What is an SSL certificate?
If you are planning to build a website with a shopping cart, you’ll need to purchase an SSL (secure socket layer) certificate to ensure that transactions on your site are secure. An SSL certificate is used to identify the merchant’s website and also encrypts the credit card information for the customer’s protection. This ensures that sensitive credit card information is only transmitted between the secure server and the credit card holder. If an SSL certificate is purchased and integrated onto an ecommerce site, anyone trying to eavesdrop on that sensitive information will see only scrambled data.
There are many options and different pricing for SSL certificates. A few well-known providers of SSL certificates are Verisign and GoDaddy. We’d be happy help you select the best option for your ecommerce site. Feel free to reach out to us via our online contact form.