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SSL Certificates

If you have an online shop and wish to offer online credit card transactions, your payment service provider will insist that you show that your website has a secure and encrypted way of gathering financial information such as credit card details. In practice, this means that your website must have a Secure Socket Layer certificate.

The domain name of the certificate’s owner appears next to the security padlock at the bottom of the customers’ browsers, as in this example:


You have two options:

Shared Certificate

Only for online shops designed and hosted by Lab 99 Web Design, we are able to offer a shared SSL certificate for the princely sum of … nothing!

Personal Certificate

Obtain your own SSL certificate, so that your customers see your own domain name next to the padlock. Personal certificates are more reassuring than shared certificates, but unfortunately they do cost noticeably more, at £250 per year.