Accepting credit cards and building a checkout process
I've been researching the best way to accept credit cards and build a checkout process for my website, but I thought maybe some people here would be of better help. I don't want to use PayPal (or the like). I want my customers to able to purchase a "plan" and then after a purchase is made, automatically have certain information entered into MySQL for their account on my site.
If anyone knows how to do this, or has a link to a good site that explains some choices, please let me know.
I'm not really clear on what your "paypal or the like" statement means, but I'll guess you're distinguishing between a 3rd party merchant account (paypal model), and a merchant account where you directly accept payments on your site. If that's what you're trying to do, then I'd suggest reading up on merchant accounts and PCI compliance. Google is full of this info - the credit card people want your money