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lutherandj
March 15th, 2011, 07:09 PM
My church would like me to create them a page so that they can accept credit cards over the internet (for donations towards a specific ministry). How would I go about doing this? Are there any applications that can help and do I need to increase our service level? we are at the beginning windows service level. donna

Cameron L
March 15th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Paypal is the easiest way to accept donations for non-profit organizations. For more information, please see "https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/donations".

-Cameron

lutherandj
March 16th, 2011, 08:39 AM
Paypal is the easiest way to accept donations for non-profit organizations. For more information, please see "https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/donations".

-Cameron
They don't want to do paypal, they want to do visa, Mastercard, discover

I need to know the steps involved in making a web site that can handle this.

chrisd
March 16th, 2011, 08:49 AM
To allow this site to accept payment using credit cards instead of Paypal you will need to set up a merchant account or shopping cart to process these payments.

Please submit a ticket at "support.hostek.com" regarding this and we can help you in greater detail.

Chris

lutherandj
March 16th, 2011, 11:21 AM
To allow this site to accept payment using credit cards instead of Paypal you will need to set up a merchant account or shopping cart to process these payments.

Please submit a ticket at "support.hostek.com" regarding this and we can help you in greater detail.

Chris


Actually, it does look like paypal will work. I went on their web site and see they would just need a merchant account. Next question I'm wondering about is if they use paypal to accept credit cards - will the site or the link pages relating to donations have to be https instead of http.

chrisd
March 16th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Yes, you will want to be sure the site is using the "https" protocol so the connection is secure, you can either purchase an SSL certificate for the site "http://hostek.com/web-hosting-ssl.asp", we also offer a shared SSL certificate you can use for the site which would have a specific URL similar to "https://secure.Hostek.com/your_domain/your-page.html".

Chris

lutherandj
March 16th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Yes, you will want to be sure the site is using the "https" protocol so the connection is secure, you can either purchase an SSL certificate for the site "http://hostek.com/web-hosting-ssl.asp", we also offer a shared SSL certificate you can use for the site which would have a specific URL similar to "https://secure.Hostek.com/your_domain/your-page.html".

Chris

does the entire site need to use https or just the page or link where they will accept the credit cards. They only really need it for one section of the site. They have a a youth 'drop in ministry' on Friday evenings and there are various organizations that support that section of the ministry. They want to accept credit cards for donations related only to that.

also, the shared ssl certificate should be sufficient as far as I can see.

thanks everyone for all your help - really learning a lot here that I never realized I would need to know.

Cameron L
March 16th, 2011, 04:22 PM
does the entire site need to use https or just the page or link where they will accept the credit cards. They only really need it for one section of the site. They have a a youth 'drop in ministry' on Friday evenings and there are various organizations that support that section of the ministry. They want to accept credit cards for donations related only to that.

also, the shared ssl certificate should be sufficient as far as I can see.

thanks everyone for all your help - really learning a lot here that I never realized I would need to know.

You only need to use HTTPS on the pages that collects and processes card information, so that the information is encrypted.

lutherandj
March 16th, 2011, 10:16 PM
You only need to use HTTPS on the pages that collects and processes card information, so that the information is encrypted.

Excellent and Thanks - I'll work with the pastor and get the page created first (before putting the credit card scripts on the page) - find out what he wants for the name of the page (or pages) and get back with you.

lutherandj
March 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
Excellent and Thanks - I'll work with the pastor and get the page created first (before putting the credit card scripts on the page) - find out what he wants for the name of the page (or pages) and get back with you.

OK, I enabled the shared ssl now I don't know where to go from here. How do the pages show up as https:?