Digital Authentication Required

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Digital Authentication Required

In order to have a secure website, you will incur some costs. There are generally higher costs to host a website with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security. Your server will provide you options, but if you host a website which does any type of e-commerce, you should purchase the web hosting plan which includes SSL, and a dedicated IP address. Then you need to purchase a SSL certificate from a company such as VeriSign or Geotrust. The price is generally around $50 but are higher depending upon the level of protection and insurance you want for a secure website. The SSL certificate provides the encryption you need to get private information from your customer to you without being intercepted from outside sources. The extra cost for having a secure website is a small amount compared to the amount of customers you will lose if you cannot protect their information.

   

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