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    payments on shared hosting

    dont know much about online payments, so appologies for any daft questions....
    I was told that if I wanted to add an online payment functionality to a site that it wouldnt be secure ( or a good idea ) if my site had shared hosting, is this true?
    also, if I were to use, say paypal would I still need a ssl certificate?
    ta.

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    Not true. You can use shared hosting and have a secure payment page. And anytime you take payment information over the web you definitely want it to be secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    Not true. You can use shared hosting and have a secure payment page.
    ahh! great, thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    And anytime you take payment information over the web you definitely want it to be secure.
    so whatever method I use , paypal or something similar then I will need a ssl certificate?

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    If you use paypal then you pretty much don't need to so anything. If you use a merchant account you'll need an SSL cert and a gateway.

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    Even if you have a merchant account, you don't need your own certficate, not if you use a company that provides the secure payment page for you. The SSL certificate will be provided for that part of the process, although it can't hurt to have your own SSL for the rest of your checkout process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    If you use paypal then you pretty much don't need to so anything. If you use a merchant account you'll need an SSL cert and a gateway.
    gotcha, thanks m8.


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