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andynov123
07-08-2011, 08:52 PM
When someone says they created Apache FastCGI applications developed using C++. Is that referring to payment transaction systems? And if so how secure would that system be? And do they require me to have servers?

Inigoesdr
07-08-2011, 10:53 PM
When someone says they created Apache FastCGI applications developed using C++. Is that referring to payment transaction systems?
Not necessarily. That just means they created an application that is called using Apache's FastCGI module. It could be anything you can conceive of.
And do they require me to have servers?
You would need an Apache server setup..

andynov123
07-09-2011, 07:47 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but you can create Apache FastCGI applications developed using C++ that are payment transacation systems correct? And if so how secure would this be compared to using something like Paypal?


When I google Apache server setup I see alot of information on installing apache server on windows. Does this mean I can run the system from my computer and not pay a monthly fee to use a server? If I'm wrong then how much would a monthly fee be usually?

Inigoesdr
07-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but you can create Apache FastCGI applications developed using C++ that are payment transacation systems correct?
You can create any type of application you want.

And if so how secure would this be compared to using something like Paypal?
It's no more or less secure, they are two completely different things. Your application is still going to have to connect to a merchant to process your orders. If you go the Paypal route you have the option of either handling the payment on Paypal's site or signing up for a merchant account and you can use their API to handle the payment processing.

Does this mean I can run the system from my computer and not pay a monthly fee to use a server? If I'm wrong then how much would a monthly fee be usually?
In theory you could run the server from your computer, but that is a very bad idea for a lot of reasons. You can get shared hosting for pretty cheap(as low as a few dollars a month), but to have complete control of the server you would need to rent either a VPS(~$40/month but varies depending on your features) or dedicated server(~$100/month at minimum; usually more).

andynov123
07-09-2011, 07:57 PM
I thought if I had developed a payment transaction system that would cut the middle man (paypal) out and I could redirect my sites revenue to a bank account?

Inigoesdr
07-09-2011, 10:01 PM
I've never seen a regular bank that allowed you to process transactions without using a merchant processor, but feel free to contact your bank about that.

andynov123
07-09-2011, 10:15 PM
So whats the purpose of having a payment transaction system if I have to go through paypal anyway? How does it benefit me?



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