Security is an important part
of any web site that collects sensitive information
such as credit cards and personal information.
To protect information between your server and
your customers you need to use SSL (secure socket
At Jagfly hosting we enable you to secure your
web site through a couple of different options:
- You can share our secure server by passing
your web pages through the server. This encrypts
communication between your web site and your
visitors. However, because the server certificate
is shared and is not branded with your company's
name and domain name it's not an appropriate
solution for e-commerce sites or other sites
which need to instill confident in the consumer.
Share certificates are only recommended for
occasional, non-mission critical use.
- The best approach is to get your own secure
certificate. Your certificate will be branded
with your company's name and domain name and
will tell customers that you take the issue
of security seriously. At Jagfly Hosting we
can install your certificate on the server for
you. We can even purchase the certificate for
you from one of our preferred vendors. See our
plans for our current rates.
Having a secure server is critical, but it is
not enough. A secure server will protect your
customer's communication to and from the server.
But storing and accessing the information is another
issue altogether. Sensitive information should
never be sent through e-mail or stored on the
server un-encrypted. The servers at Jagfly hosting
have tools which enable secure encrypted storage
and transmission of sensitive information (mycrypt
encryption and GnuPG).