The information is encrypted, sent over the Internet and decrypted by the server at the receiving end and vice versa. The ability to send and receive over SSL is currently built-in to all major browsers. What you pay the SSL provider for is an encryption/decryption key, or SSL certificate that verifies to the end user that they are sending their private information to the intended Web site.
What's more, Google is now requiring all websites to have SSL encryption. A site that is not SSL secured, will have lower SEO rankings.
Installation of your certificate is easy at South O' and help is always provided if needed.