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    Building a General Database?

    Hey,

    I'm starting a business website and will need to build two main databases. The first will store the user account information with the login name, password, user's address, payment/credit card info, email, etc. It is a transportation website and the second database will store information about freight such as the size of the freight, type, pick-up location, destination location, etc. This is my first time building a database and my site is hosted by yahoo. Do I need to create this database using MySQL on the yahoo site solutions?

    Thanks!

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    Yes, but...

    But you will be violating the terms of any credit card usage if you do so.

    Credit card numbers can't be legally stored on any SHARED hosting site, because of the danger that some other account user on the site could hack into your database. They can only be stored in fully secured systems, which clearly a MySQL DB on Yahoo is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Pedant View Post
    Yes, but...

    But you will be violating the terms of any credit card usage if you do so.

    Credit card numbers can't be legally stored on any SHARED hosting site, because of the danger that some other account user on the site could hack into your database. They can only be stored in fully secured systems, which clearly a MySQL DB on Yahoo is not.
    What about using the secure server on yahoo...

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/sma...sl/ssl-07.html

    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcoleman25 View Post
    What about using the secure server on yahoo...

    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/sma...sl/ssl-07.html

    ?
    Quite frankly, I don't know. I would trust Yahoo to give you a correct answer, though. So if they say it's okay/safe, you should be covered.
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    It's not just the server you're on, it's also the architecture and audits you put in place for your application.

    Here are the requirements: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

    Dave

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