When you already own a Web site, before you will even think of starting the operation, you should execute the things that a responsible Web site owner would do. You have to ensure that your Web site is secured, for the sake of your customers and your own, too. You should especially have tight security if you will decide to engage in e-commerce. The moment that you will be trusted with the personal details of your customers, you should take care of that trust and make sure that these pieces of information will be treasured with utmost confidentiality.
One way of securing your Web site would be to use SSL or Secure Sockets Layer. This is typically used by most sites. SSL is originated by NetScape. SSL can give security by providing encryption for every bit of information saved in your Web site. It also screens every server or client which uses TCP/IP that tries to access the site. It scrutinizes the reliability of every message that passes through the site.
SSL is also used by most Web browsers. It is introduced into the Web browsers' system through the use of the digital certificate. For SSL to be activated, you have to have both a private and public key. These keys should be used with the approval of the certificate. There are authorities which can give your keys the right certification like VeriSign (VeriSign.com), InstantSSL (InstantSSL.com), GeoTrust (GeoTrust.com), Thawte (Thawte.com), and Tucows (Tucows.com). Since you only own the site and not the host itself, you should first arrange an agreement between SSL and the host so as not to encounter any problem later on.
When talking about security, you should not be thrifty in spending to make your site surely secured. With SSL, you will be able to afford security for your site, with a guaranteed security and easy accessibility.