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First question I got is Website iPage hosting service and Web design software? Hoping for any response. 2nd question I got is.. Hi,.

The iPage site I'm currently building is a PayPal only site, so no bank or CC information will ever have to be given to me or be processed via my site. Obviously people will have to fill out the registration form with name, address, phone number etc. in order to get a login to my iPage site and be able to order my products. I have a couple of, probably easy, questions:.

1) In this setup do I still need SSL? (for the registration form info...).

2) If I do how do I go about getting it? (I've been to www.ssl.com and I realise that one would have to buy a certificate, but I also noticed SSL offers the USA standard of 128bits protection, which is not used in Europe...).

3) Knowing that my iPage site is PayPal only and the SSL certificate would only be used for safely transmitting personal information for the registration do you think it's worth it? The SSL certificates are incredibly expensive..

Thanks...

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

That's what I thought too; I just wanted to double check with the people in the know whether I was doing the right thing..

Considering I won't be using an external host, but I'll be iPage hosting my iPage site on my own server would a shared SSL still be possible and if so, how? (If this sounds like a stupid question, that's because I know little to nothing about SSL)..

Thanks...

Comment #2

I am no expert on the fundimentals of ssl, but shared ssl cannot be used on your own server. I believe there is an open source into ssl, at apache.com if yo uwant to take a loo their. I would not bother myself..

Comment #3

Yeah, I just stumbled upon that one myself: www.openssl.org. But I agree with you, under the circumstances of my iPage site I don't think I'll bother....

Thanks...

Comment #4

Make sure you at least explain it on your iPage site why when they are entering any information there is no lock in the bottom of the browser, that makes people very weary I would think...

Comment #5

Ryan: would you still install SSL even though no CC or payment information will pass through my site? Just for the personal info like name and address? Or do you think that the explination is enough?..

Comment #6

Well, I dont gather CC info either but I am using a host that provides a shared SSL for me so I use it. If they didn't have a shared SSL I don't think I would bother with it unless people are complaining. But I think an explaination is very wise. People might not realize that their CC information they are providing is through another iPage site or when they first start entering info and they dont see the lock they might think the whole process is unsecure. If the free shared SSL certificates are good and you can get them to work I would put in the extra couple hours to get that done..

Ryan..

Comment #7

Hi,.

The iPage site I'm currently building is a PayPal only site, so no bank or CC information will ever have to be given to me or be processed via my site. Obviously people will have to fill out the registration form with name, address, phone number etc. in order to get a login to my iPage site and be able to order my products. I have a couple of, probably easy, questions:.

1) In this setup do I still need SSL? (for the registration form info...).

2) If I do how do I go about getting it? (I've been to www.ssl.com and I realise that one would have to buy a certificate, but I also noticed SSL offers the USA standard of 128bits protection, which is not used in Europe...).

3) Knowing that my iPage site is PayPal only and the SSL certificate would only be used for safely transmitting personal information for the registration do you think it's worth it? The SSL certificates are incredibly expensive..

Thanks...

Comment #8

Personally I wouldnt bother, However you can get a shared ssl certificate with iPage hosting (any good host ofers it0 So no dont buy a certificate jsut use a shared one if you want it..

Comment #9


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