What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the cryptography standard for
authentication and communications privacy over the internet.
Your customers can have confidence their private information
is secure when they see your store Web address starting with
"https://..." This means SSL has been activated.
Do I need SSL for my Website?
Not all sites need SSL, but if you are collecting sensitive
data, such as credit card numbers, many people will abandon
your site if https://.. is not visible.
SSL and e-Stores
We provide shared SSL to all of our e-Store merchants for
no extra charge. Your e-Store will activate SSL-mode when
a customer clicks on the checkout button. Since our SSL
Certificate is shared by multiple merchants and is owned
by iHostVM, you will see the name "iHostVM" as part of
the checkout Web address. The SSL Certificate works
seamlessly with your Website and is activated automatically
when you signup with iHostVM.
How to Obtain Your Own SSL Certification
For enhanced branding purposes, you can purchase your own
SSL Certificate. With your own SSL, your customers will be
presented only with your domain name. To many merchants,
the consistent branding is important. In terms of overall
security, there is no difference between the Shared SSL
and having your own.