View Full Version : Basic Questions about Miva

06-08-2004, 09:31 AM
I'm new to this. I'm just wondering is Miva the only way to process credit card information or does it just make the process easier and more secure? Is Westhosts Miva merchant deal a good deal? How much do the credit card companies get.

Thanks in advance.

visible soul
06-12-2004, 12:30 AM

Miva seems to work well but it is a pain if you want to customize it. There are a lot of modules available but I've yet to see a free one. There are many other shopping carts available but Miva is nice simply because you can install it via the WH Manager. I myself am using OsCommerce and I like it better and it's free.

Westhost offers a shared certificate so you can do secure transactions but if you want to accept credit cards you will minimally need a Merchant Account or a transaction processor of some sort. An excellent resource can be found on this thread:


Good luck.