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SSL (Secure) Server

Online commerce requires a safe and secure environment for your visitors, whereby sensitive or confidential information, such as credit card details, is encrypted and sent over a secure connection. The standard for such encryption is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Full SSL support is provided with all FastVirtual web hosting plans.

FastVirtual uses Stronghold-powered secure servers; a derivative of Apache (our normal web servers). Stronghold is stable, reliable and utilizes the most robust authentication protocols available today.

A shared secure server is provided with all web hosting plans. This is immediately available for use and requires no special configuration or uploads. For ecommerce purposes we recommend that you purchase your own SSL certificate. FastVirtual supports VeriSign, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates, as well as others.

For further information, please see the Secure Server Guide.

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