[thelist] Online payments - how to...

Nadeem Hosenbokus nadeem at multigraphics.biz
Thu May 24 14:41:23 CDT 2007



Well I've been avoiding getting into this tangle for a while now and it
seems that on track for a head on collision with building sites with online
payment facilities.


I have tried Googling how to build a PHP site with online payments (no
chance apparently) and how to integrate a third-party API into a site. It
seems that I have to use a third party but there are so many and so little
information (that I can find anyway) about how to actually do the
development part that I find myself completely lost.


Can anybody give me any suggestions or point me to some *good*,
non-marketing, straight-to-the-point (ok - maybe too much to ask for)
documentation/tutorial/guide on how I can build online functionality into my


I guess there are several possible end results; two would be providing a
form on my site that submits the data to a third-party site where the rest
of the transaction is performed before redirecting back to my site or using
an API/module/class to perform all the functions on my site so the user
never leaves (or doesn't realise if they do).


The latter is preferable but really, *any* workable solution is better than


Also, just out of interest really, we had a recent request for an online
payment facility in a Flash site. The site we're building is in Flash
running off PHP scripts to provide database functionality and CMS access. I
guess any payment solution that works with PHP would work with this
PHP/Flash site but are there any Flash solutions that run in Flash itself?


Thank you all - have a nice day,


Nadeem Hosenbokus

Lead Consultant

Exocet Studios - a brand of Multigraphics Ltd

Office:  (+230) 212 6390 / 208 6499

Mobile: (+230) 254 8221

Fax:     (+230) 212 6789

24 St. Georges Street, Port Louis, Mauritius

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