The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council sets forth security standards to protect credit card data called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS or PCI for short). Entities that transmit, process or store credit card information are expected to abide by PCI.
You can use hosting to create an online presence and inventory of products. To keep credit cards off your server, you can engage with a third-party supplier to process payments on your behalf (for example: Razorpay, Paytm, PayPal Online Checkout and Stripe Checkout). To maintain your firm PCI compliant, make sure you’re aware of any additional regulations.
We provide PCI-certified products like as Hostinza Payments, Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting, Cloud Hosting , Cloud Hosting Monthly, Online Store, and Domain Registration if you prefer to accept payments directly on your website. Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a collaborative endeavour. We build our processes and systems to protect your customer’s credit card information when you use one of our PCI-certified solutions, and we rely on you to protect your account.
Hostinza Payments, for website hosting and domain seller
Payments made through the Online Store and Online Appointments are processed by third parties who use secure settings to process credit card information. These products employ a small piece of code on your website to allow your consumers to immediately enter payment card information. By taking a few actions to protect your account, you can achieve PCI compliance:
- Payment Implementation
- Only install the WooCommerce plug-in for payments. While other payment plug-ins may be available, we only certify the WooCommerce plug-in.
- Don’t add any functionality or code that will handle credit card information. We cannot certify any custom payment process added to a server.
- Keep your plug-ins updated (process updates within 30 days).
- User Management
- Always assign users a unique ID and use strong passwords.
- Don’t use group, shared or generic IDs or passwords.
- Remove users when they should no longer have access.
- Paper (non-digital) Records
- If you collect credit card information on paper, make sure to control access to the information and destroy it when it’s no longer needed.
- Service Provider Compliance
- If you use services to manage paper records or manage your account, make sure the service provider has acknowledged their responsibility for safely handling credit card data and you’re confident they’re fulfilling their obligations.
- Incident Response Plan
- Make sure you have a list of who you need to reach out to and how you will handle customer communication in the event of a data breach.