This isn't a php question, which is why you aren't getting any answers... there are many ways to go about this. with cybercash and payflow, and all other payment gateways, you DO need a merchant account. specifically, a merchant account that is compatible with the payment gateway you're trying to use. Some services will accept credit cards for you, but charge you a more hefty percentage of sales (or some other fee system, like a per-transaction fee) to make it worth their while to write the software that does the credit card processing real-time for your website (like www.ezcharge.net). most important is that you find somebody who gives a good deal on what THEY charge YOU, and who you can connect to in a way that you have available to you. Lots of payment gateways just need you to have a utility that can send a HTTPS (!note the S !) POST or GET - which PHP by itself can't do yet - wait for 4.3 (and even then you'll need OpenSSL support compiled in).
maybe that will help, maybe it will further confuse you. i leave it to the gods to decide. -jerome ----Original Message Follows---- From: "r" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: [PHP] Comon guys, please help. Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 19:42:04 -0700 Hi Guys, Special greetings to all of you who have helped me in the past. As some of you know i just bought a PHP book called "Php Blackbook" which i heard is really good. Anyway, In chapter 4 it talks about credit cards....and then CyberCash which is owned by verisign and payflow which too is owned by verisign. The book also gave me some url and RFCs to look up. I dont know if its coz i'm a newbie to PHP or just dumb but I just cant understand this...its too damn high funda for me, I know google is my pal so I went there, read up on differient RFCs and got even more confused! I just want to know have any of you worked on these systems? eg CyberCash and PayFlow? Does this mean that if i want to start accepting credit cards on my site i wont have to pay for a credit card merchant account? PLEASE HELP if you know the answer or can offer any suggestions,comments ANYTHING. Have a great day, -Ryan. /*If you see me getting beated up by the cops, put down the camera and come and help me! */ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php