|When a website is
using SSL your visitors access it using https://www.website.co.uk
instead of http://www.website.co.uk. Then, information between
the browser's machine and your server is encrypted.
There are many technical requirements when installing SSL on a
domain name. For example, the domain name will require a unique
IP address and should not share a server with other domains.
Also, the domain requires a certificate from a certification
authority such as Thawte or Verisign which can take time to
As a quick and economical way of providing SSL functionality,
you can purchase space on a shared SSL server. The generic
domain name www.secured-space.com has been set up and SSL
functionality installed on it. Subdirectories can be set
up on this domain for secure content. So, for example, you could
have your online order form at the URL https://www.secured-space.com/yourname/order.html.