When it comes to securing your cart payment pages, subscription forms and other secure areas, you will need an SSL certificate
Secure Sockets Layer
is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remains private and integral...
Ordering and setting up the SSL can be challenging, the whole system is set up to ensure the certificate is being offered and applied by a 'trusted individual'
If you want to do it yourself, please be aware that you will have to co-ordinate with the support teams of the SSL certificate provider and your host
In our experience, it is not as easy as it should be
Not all SSL certificates are created equal. Not all work with all browsers and are as secure as other certificates.
Geotrust, Thawte, or Verisign SSL are good certificates to use. Some "budget" SSLs have been known to cause security warnings in some browsers which can result in lost sales and/or lost sign ups on a site.
You can purchase a one year Geotrust 2048 bit encryption SSL Certificate through MemberGate. It can be found on this page: MemberGate SSL Set Up Service
The MemberGate team will place the order and install it for you onto your server.