The self-signed certificate is a certificate that you can create yourself that will provide SSL encryption but without the verification of your website from an outside source. The outside verification does cost money. In other words, you can get the protection you need, encryption by doing it yourself. One thing to note, if you are taking people's credit card information then you will need to get a signed certificate as a warning appears when you are using self-signed certificates

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Good SSL info!

Very good intro to SSL article! Thanks Mogyweb

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