March 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm #43278Ramesh MehayParticipant
Hi Jamie and Nick,
Many thanks for your video tutorials on how to create a shopping site using WooCommerce and Woocommerce Storefront. I am a novice and in my ‘rough and ready’ research am I correct in thinking that IF ANYONE IS THINKING OF SETTING UP A SHOP, PLEASE BUY AN SSL CERTIFICATE FIRST to ensure potential customer details are securely protected through encryption.
If this is the case, would it be worthwhile doing a tutorial covering SSL protection, because without it, forum members setting up a shopping site using your videos and WooCommerce/Storefront will be doing so at big financial risk to themselves if they don’t pay due attention to buying and activating an SSL certificate FIRST. If information is hacked, the ICO (Information Commisioner’s Office, https://ico.org.uk/) will most likely get involved and dish out heavy fines if one had not been proactive enough in terms of the Data Protection Act.
And as I understanding it, there are basically three different levels of SSL encryption. If one is selling something, the ‘organisational level SSL’ is the certificate to buy. The ‘domain level SSL’ is a basic one that wouldn’t be good for shopping sites. And yet the ‘extended level SSL’ would be super secure for that added peace of mind – but at a bigger cost. (The minimum should be 128bit SSL protection). Shop owners should really dig deep and understand what they are buying.
And one final thing I’ve learn’t – buy from re-sellers rather than directly from the SSL organisations as they offer cheaper packages. I’m going with http://www.namecheap.com (they seem reliable, been in business since 2007, and provide Comodo SSL certificates which are v. reliable and secure).
I hope this blurb is useful to anyone setting up a shopping site – remember, to make your shopping site secure. Jamie – how about PootlePress becoming a re-seller for SSL certs – we all trust PootlePress. And of course, another one of you snazzy fab videos on this subject would be simply ace!
Ramesh, LeedsMarch 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm #43317Jamie MarslandKeymaster
And thanks for raising – lots of great information in there,
I’ll try and put something together,
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