SSL is a secure socket layer protocol used to by your browser to communication with the web server securely.
If you accept any sensitive data such as credit card details then your web site is required to have an SSL certificate installed for you website.
In order to install an SSL certificate, your domain will need a dedicated IP. You can purchase a dedicated IP from us.
When browsing a website with SSL installed, the web address will start with https://, and your customers will feel more safe providing you their sensitive information.
We recommend all ecommerce clients to have an SSL Certificate installed for their domain if they are running an e-commerce store, even if they do not accept credit card information directly. Some online shoppers will only trust a website with SSL Certificate installed, even if it is not required.