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    Hello everyone here at WDF, I'm Mike and plan on posting here for now on ... Moving on..

    I've been freelancing for a while, making small time sites, and just got a job from a company who wants their site set up to include e-commerce. Looking and reading around, it seems necessary to make the site secure using SSL certifications? I don't know anything about it, and looked up sites like GeoTrust and Verisign. Their packages seem quite expensive. So my questions would be:


    Are there other routes?
    Do I need SSL for sure?
    Where would you recommend purchasing from?
    What's your favorite color?


    Any info on this would be great because as you can tell.. I'm lost

    Thanks a lot for your time, and I'm looking to hearing from some of you here!

    Best Regards,

    Mike

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    SSL is something you request from your webhost.
    It does cost more, as it's on a secure server.

    Works just like any other website (FTP, etc), it's just that
    everything is encrypted (behind the scenes).
    Your site will be HTTPS instead of HTTP too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim
    SSL is something you request from your webhost.
    It does cost more, as it's on a secure server.

    Works just like any other website (FTP, etc), it's just that
    everything is encrypted (behind the scenes).
    Your site will be HTTPS instead of HTTP too.

    Thanks for replying to me Mlseim!


    I did do a lot more reading and am trying to learn without badgering. That does bring up another question though!

    So in theory, I'm using godaddy. I'd get in contact with them and sort it out? Why wouldn't I use a GeoTrust, ect ect...?

    Sorry for the lack of knowledge and silly questioning. ><

    -Mike

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    Mike,
    In the "payment gateway" world, you'll see two terms:

    SIM: Simple Integration Method.
    This is like PayPal, where the user leaves your site to enter their CC info.
    Done on PayPal's secure server. Once the transaction is complete, the user
    is returned back to your site. You do not need a secure server.

    AIM: Advanced Integration Method.
    This is where you have a secure server (HTTPS) and you take and process the
    user's CC info yourself. The user never leaves your site. The transaction is handled
    by an API ... which sends the CC data to the credit card merchant ... in return, they
    send back a confirmation code. You DO need a secure server.

    If you choose to use AIM, you subscribe to a secure server with your webhost.

    In either case, the credit card merchant you choose will have example PHP scripts
    and most likely a "developer test area" for you to test things out. If you use an
    existing shopping cart script, like OSCommerce or X-Cart, they have the scripting to
    handle both SIM and AIM ... whichever you decide to use.



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