To receive money on the Internet, you need an SSL Certificate (Secure Socket Layer). This can be:

  • Shared SSL certificate
  • Certificate in your name
  • Third party credit card processing company like PayPal or your bank gateway

Many Internet users refuse to provide personal information or conduct transactions on unsecured sites.

To see if you are in a secure session on a website check that the address starts with https:// and that a padlock icon is displayed by your browser. You can click this padlock to see details of the SSL certificate.

SSL protects all communications with your customers, so you can take credit card orders, protect sensitive personal information, and ensure that hackers cannot detect passwords.

We offer 2048-bit encryption on all our SSL certificates.

Our digital certificates come from industry leading supplier GeoTrust through Equifax Secure Global eBusiness.

1024-bit GeoTrust SSL certificates are $125 per year + $25.00 setup incl. GST.

There is also a charge of $49.50 per year from the host for a dedicated IP address.

Platypus Hosting provides shared 2048-bit GeoTrust SSL FREE to web hosting clients for processing credit card payments and sending encrypted emails of card details.