Knowledgebase: General
PCI Compliance
Posted by on 09 December 2010 03:22 PM
PCI compliance can only be accomplished with the VPSClass or DedicatedClass hosting packages.

This requires the blocking of many standard ports, like some mail ports, SSL ports, and more.
Because of this, it is not feasible on a shared hosting platform as it will disable many regular features like secured mail sending.

If you would like to upgrade to one of those packages, please feel free to contact our sales department.
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Comments (4)
10 September 2012 09:06 PM
Q1) Blocking of mail ports .. so does that imply VPS servers will no be able to use IMAP & POP3 to send/receive mail?

Q2) What about Data Storage, mySQL access/roles/permission & data encryption? Or that is the responsibility of the client?
Michael Carr
25 September 2012 12:55 PM
With a VPS, everything is under your control. You can open any ports you would like, set any mySQL roles you would like, and install anything that you would like.
Edward Minyard
03 February 2014 04:59 PM
Understanding that VPS gives us total control, at what point do we stop being PCI Compliant?

What is the recommended configuration to maintain compliance?
Michael Carr
07 February 2014 11:11 AM
That depends on the requirements of the PCI test.Merchant providers have varying requirements but on a VPS you can install or alter anything that is needed to so you should have no issues in being compliant
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