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How much web site security do I need for my site? It's a question with no single easy answer. Generally, it's required to have a secure web site, with an SSL server and digital certificate if you are running ecommerce and collecting credit card numbers. Some sites will use a secure server to collect customer data. But for most sites that do not collect sensitive data like credit card numbers, a secure server can be overkill. If you need to make part of your site secure -- accessible by password, for example -- you or a programming consultant can build your own custom security to manage password users and to keep others out. It's not foolproof, but for most sites it does the job.