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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Processing Payments with Stripe

If you’re doing any sort of e-commerce, you’ll need a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to support Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) on your website. I’ll say that again:

If you’re doing e-commerce, you need SSL/HTTPS.

This is not negotiable. I understand that this represents an added expense and hassle, but HTTPS is a must. In this post, I’ll first explain why using HTTPS is a requirement, and then discuss how you go about acquiring and installing an SSL certificate. (Although this post is designed to be generally useful, I’ve included it in my series on Stripe because you’ll need HTTPS setup in order to begin using Stripe to handle payments.) Continue Reading…