If you are setting up SSL to protect data submitted in a form, be sure to direct your form results to a secure page or script contained in your SSL directory. Look for the option to specify your "form action tags," which should look something like the example below:
<form method="post" action=
SSL protects data only as it is sent to or from the server. Once you have received this data on your site, you should store any sensitive information within a password-protected directory in your File Manager or in a MySQL database.
Move any file containing sensitive information, such as data from a secure form you receive from your site visitors, into the password-protected directory you created. Learn how to password-protect your site.
If you are a PHP user and want increased security, you can set up a MySQL account and store sensitive data in a database. You can also encrypt the data using PHP's built-in crypt function. Learn more on the PHP Group web site.