I need advice on a project I need to work on:
The project is to create a web portal that has confidential data (like ssn, pay etc) of about 5000 people. I am planning to use cgi and oracle.
1. Is cgi good enough for such a project that has such critical info to be displayed and if lets say around 1000 people hit the website at the same time
2. I want to enable Secure Socket Layer on my web page. What are the things I need to do for this? If I buy like a verisign, will it automatically do the encryption/decryption for me, or do I have to do it myself.
What are the other things I should keep in mind. Thanks.