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SSL Certificate for payment processing

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2013-11-16 9:55 pm EST

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I have the business account that is on a secure server and I need to have SSL to process membership payments. Do I need to purchase a dedicated SSL certificate or can I use the shared SSL server for this? Thanks for your assistance.

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43,761 Points
2013-11-18 10:25 am EST
Hello phenonenalimage,

Thank you for your question SSL Certificate for payment processing. If you need an SSL and you are on a shared server, you can almost always use either the shared SSL or purchase a Dedicated SSL. The exception to this would be if you are using a Content Management System such as WordPress, OpenCart, PrestaShop, etc. as they rely on a single domain name to work properly. The shared SSL has a different domain name involved because it is tied directly to the server.

For more information on the differences between shared and dedicated SSLs, click here.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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Hey, Scott--what about Drupal? Do you need a dedicated SSL for a Drupal site that takes payments? Does it make any difference if you are processing payments through PayPal?
3 Points
2018-03-27 3:34 pm EST
You do not need an SSL if you are using a 3rd party payment gateway such as PayPal or Also, keep in mind you can always use our Free SSL for your site.

Thank you,
31,313 Points
2018-03-27 3:58 pm EST
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