SSL Certificates & Dedicated IP Addresses
You will need an SSL certificate if you want to provide secure areas on your web site, email or to protect e-commerce transactions.
SSL certificates provide the following functions:
Confirmation that the company represented by the domain being visited (company.com) is the company listed on the certificate. This prevents someone from impersonating your web site and accepting payments dishonestly.
All confidential information i.e. credit card details are sent from the visitor's web browser to the web server in a secure fashion using encryption that prevents the data from being intercepted and used dishonestly. This prevents interception of confidential data during transmission to the web server.
Adds a level of trust between the visitor and the web site by ensuring that the transfer of data will be encrypted and secure. When an SSL certificate is used to protect a web page the http:// in the address bar becomes https://
SSL certificates are issued by certificate authorities. The best known SSL certificate authorities are:
You can purchase an SSL certificate and dedicated IP address(which is required for the certificate to function properly) by clicking here